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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 113992)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

2008 is one of my favorite vintages and the '08 Doubleback exhibits every reason why. In the glass the wine has an inky dark color to the rim. The nose is simply gorgeous, leading with floral aromas, cassis and raspberry puree over chocolate, fading to coffee and a hint of pine resin in the background. On the palate, the wine delivers a fantastic purity of fruit across a plush mouth feel which is cut by incredible natural acidity. This year we added Cabernet Sauvignon from the LeFore vineyard grown in "gravels" which builds complexity and adds a savory minerality to the finish of the wine. Slightly more concentrated than the '07 Doubleback, I believe this wine will age beautifully for 20+ years but is drinking fantastic right now.
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About Doubleback:

Chris Figgins and Drew Bledsoe go back many years, as they grew up a stone’s throw from each other, some 400 yards from the Leonetti Cellar Estate in Walla Walla. After high school, they both went on to pursue their own ambitions and personal successes. The two reconnected in early 2007 when Drew made the decision to enter the wine business. After much research, Drew decided on his hometown of Walla Walla as his first choice for his vineyard and winery location. Chris was certainly at the top of Drew’s list for a consulting winemaker but was unsure of Chris’ interest outside of Leonetti Cellar. The timing was very serendipitous as Chris had just started Figgins Enological and was looking for the perfect client for his first consulting collaboration. Chris, having a very high respect for Drew, seriously entertained taking on Doubleback as his client and their business relationship became official in the spring of 2007 just as Drew announced his retirement from the NFL. Chris consults on all winemaking and viticulture practices as well as assisted in the vineyard design and planting for McQueen, Drew’s estate vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. It is a true collaboration from dirt to bottle.