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2016 Doubleback Estate Reserve

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January 8, 2023 - $110

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberries, crushed rocks, smoke tobacco, and violets that changes beautifully with time in the glass. Ultra-pure, full-bodied, and seamless on the palate, it's a totally thrilling, satisfying Cabernet Sauvignon... Bravo!

95Stephen Tanzer

Deep, slightly musky scents and flavors of black raspberry, boysenberry, licorice, violet and sexy oak, plus a hint of smoky Rocks. Plush, rich, seamless and deep; a more sensual and pliant wine...great depth and refinement...extraordinarily long, slowly unfolding finish promises a glorious... And the wonderfully suave tannins are totally buffered by the wine's dense material.

94James Suckling

...cedary edge to the nose with quite concentrated dark-cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant and espresso aromas, all interwoven nicely. The palate delivers a suave impression with a wealth of layered tannin and a sleek, approachable yet concentrated style.

93Wine Spectator

Impressive for structure and precision, with expressive blackberry, crushed stone and espresso accents that take on richness toward refined tannins.

92The Wine Advocate

Intense and concentrated with dark red and black fruit... The nose is overly generous, with aromas of plums, blackberry, black cherry skin and red and purple flowers weighed down by dust. Massively full-bodied on the palate...dense and chewy with gritty tannins, while the core of dark fruit core remains steadfast and unchanging, leading to the long, contemplative finish.

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.