BLEND PROFILE: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec
Aged in 85% new French oak and 15% neutral French oak barrels for 22 months.
2015 was an incredible growing year – especially for Cabernet Sauvignon, the focus of Doubleback. Balancing out the heat of the vintage, our later ripening vineyards – McQueen, Lefore, and Pepper Bridge – really shined bright and they represent the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon we have ever had in a Doubleback blend. Medium to deep ruby in color, this wine is expressive immediately with blackberry cobbler, cassis, and wild herbs. On the palate the wine has broad, mouth coating tannins, cocoa powder, minerality, and a fresh, balancing streak of acidity. Though expressive and enjoyable now, the warmth and strength of the vintage will age fabulously for years to come. Drink at cellar temperature.
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 wine growing practices, we’ve made the effort to have our vineyards LIVE certified
DOUBLEBACK gives to many charities and philanthropic organizations throughout the year. These range from donated bottles of wine, financial support, personal time at events, and private tasting opportunities. Many of these occasions include other wineries and businesses who also have come together to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over many years. At Doubleback we encourage all to get involved in your own communities as well. The following list below are some categories that are distinct to what we support, and believe give to a great cause.