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2010 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7975632 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $90
Item Sold Amount Date
I7994617 3 $86 Nov 7, 2021
I7989662 3 $85 Oct 31, 2021
I7933453 1 $90 Aug 29, 2021
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

Classic Cabernet... gorgeous creme de cassis, raspberry ganache, lead pencil shavings and hints of flowers, it is rich, concentrated and decadent... brilliant purity, a weightless, elegant texture and knockout polish to its tannin...

94Wine Spectator

...plush core of black cherry, pomegranate and red pepper flavors that persist impressively on the extended, coffee inflected finish.

92+ Vinous / IWC

Vibrant nose offers cassis, blackberry, Baker's chocolate, minerals, violet and licorice. Polished on entry, then juicy and intense in the middle, offering pristine dark berry and spice flavors framed by penetrating acidity.

PRODUCER

Doubleback

Doubleback is a new winemaking venture founded by Drew Bledsoe with help from Chris Figgins in their home town of Walla Walla. Bledsoe is a former NFL player and Figgins is the son of the founders of Leonetti Cellars, and himself a winemaker. Bledsoe is owner of Doubleback and Figgins is consulting winemaker. Doubleback’s debut release was a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The 2007 earned 95 pts from Wine Spectator, which called the wine “dense, dark, powerful and expressive…” Doubleback is generally available only by mailing list.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.