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The project of former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe and Leonetti/Figgins winemaker Chris Figgins has come into its own as a majestic Washington Cab. We tasted this mid-January 2015 and it was awesome. Dynamite texture and depth, with ample structure to reward a decade or more of cellaring.

Wine Advocate 94-96 points: "Full-bodied, beautifully textured, concentrated and rich, with high, yet sweet tannin, it offers up notions of cassis, cedar, cherry blossom and lead pencil shavings in its pure, sexy personality. Given the texture and concentration, it should drink reasonably well on release, yet evolve for two decades." 2012 arrives early February.

We tasted this mid-January 2015 and it was awesome. Dynamite texture and depth, with ample structure to reward a decade or more of cellaring.

Previous vintages notes:

Wine Advocate 95 Points

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot that spent 20 months in 67% new French oak. Classic Cabernet on the nose, with gorgeous creme de cassis, raspberry ganache, lead pencil shavings and hints of flowers, it is rich, concentrated and decadent on the palate, yet has brilliant purity, a weightless, elegant texture and knockout polish to its tannin. Already approachable due to its balance and overall seamlessness, this full-bodied effort can be consumed now and over the coming 10-15 years. 2,000 cases made. Drink now-2025+.

The 2010 vintage may prove to be a benchmark for years to come. The long, late growing season produced deeper, darker fruit than in past vintages. In the glass, the classic ruby color we love is joined by a hint of purple. The nose exhibits the high-toned floral notes we have made a hallmark while also showing plum, maraschino cherry, vanilla and Asian spice notes. On the palate the wine exhibits the balance we continue to strive for; nicely integrated tannins, crisp acidity and beautiful Walla Walla Valley fruit. The bright red fruit is married nicely this year with some darker fruit flavors. The finish lasts and lasts. This is a wine that will reward with some bottle age but, if you must dive in, please decant for a couple of hours to allow it to really shine. - Drew Bledsoe

Doubleback is a true collaboration between retired NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe and childhood buddy Chris Figgins of Leonetti Wine fame. The name, a play on football terminology, refers to Drew "doubling back" to Walla Walla where he and wife Maura purchased land and started planting a vineyard before Drew retired from the NFL. A shrewd businessman, Drew knew he would be retiring from football in his mid-30's and would need to focus on a new career. Having grown up in Walla Walla and gone to college at Washington State University, it made sense to "double back" home for his new venture.

Chris Figgins is a rock star winemaker for Leonetti, one of Washington's premier vineyard and winery operations. When he realized that old friend Drew was seriously committed to making wine, he signed on to be the consulting winemaker. This in turn allowed for a contract to purchase grapes from Leonetti thus enabling them to begin making wine much sooner than having to wait until 2013 when Drew's own vineyard would be mature.

Drew travels the country promoting his wine. He recently appeared before the Massachusetts legislature in conjunction with non-profit organization FREE THE GRAPES! Massachusetts wine lovers still cannot purchase wines directly from out-of-state wineries, even though the legislature has had three years to act on an appellate court ruling directing the legislature to correct its unconstitutional ban on wine shipments.

Right now Doubleback production is extremely limited but the plan is to eventually produce 4,000 cases annually.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Wine Spectator - 94 points - Broad, ripe and generous, with a weightless feel to the dense cherry, blackberry and herb flavors, mingling effortlessly with fine tannins on the long finish. Should age to an elegant style. Drink now through 2020. 900 cases made. H.S.

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