Doubleback Cabernet



This new vintage is turning out to be a stunner. Leading with
graphite, pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and dark cherry. We started
harvest on September 29th with our estate Malbec from Bob Healy
Vineyard and ended on October 24th with Petit Verdot from our estate
McQueen Vineyard. The 2017 has fine grained mid palate richness
with an uber long finish. Across the board, the vintage has an incredible
freshness to the wines as well. I would give this wine two more years in the
bottle before opening or decant and watch it develop in the glass for an
awesome experience. 


It’s amazing to realize that the 2017 vintage marks the beginning of our second decade of Doubleback. It has been quite a ride starting with our good friend Chris Figgins helping us with every aspect of the business. We will always recognize the amazing good fortune we had in having Chris guide us through those formative years. The 2014 vintage marked the transition from Chris to his long-time protege, Josh McDaniels—almost six years ago. I have marveled at watching Josh and his team continue to improve the wines year after year. The 2017 vintage is the culmination of all that we have learned in our first decade. Josh has continued to develop his intimate relationship with our estate vineyards; McQueen, Bob Healy, Flying B, and Lefore. Aging the 2017 vintage in our new facility has allowed him to check in on the wines more regularly and watch them develop. Finally, it fell to my wife Maura and I to help put together the final blend. It is honestly an extremely difficult task to come up with the final composition. All of the wines that make it into the blending trials are exceptional but only the very best of the best can make the final blend. I know you will love the 2017 Doubleback vintage. The wines were made with all the passion and attention to detail you deserve.

87% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Merlot
6% Petit Verdot

Bob Healy
Seven Hills

23 months in new and
second-fill French oak
barrels and puncheons:
79% new French oak
21% neutral French oak

Doubleback has four estate vineyards within the Walla Walla Valley with each one representing a unique soil, elevation, or micro-climate in the valley. These distinct differences help us naturally blend our wines to a higher level of quality and create a true experience of Walla Walla terroir. As it is deeply important to us to maintain sustainable and socially responsible winegrowing practices, we’ve made the effort to have our vineyards LIVE certified.

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Weight 3 lbs
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