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DOUBLEBACK 11 CS
Item: #216530
Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 92
$89.99
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DOUBLEBACK 11 CS WALLA WALLA VALLEY 750mL

Drew Bledsoe and Chris Figgins are each superstars in their own rights. Drew Bledsoe was a Quarterback in the NFL (starting QB for the New England Patriots from 1993-2001)and Chris Figgins is one of the most highly-respected winemakers in Washington (most notably with Leonetti, Corliss and now Doubleback). Right off we’ll tell you that this isn’t one of those instances where some celebrity wants their name attached to some wine for vanity’s sake… this is legit! Drew and Chris go way back, as they grew up just 400 yards away from each other. When Drew decided to get seriously into the wine business, Chris helped him with vineyard design, vineyard planting and he consults on all winemaking decisions.

71%New French Oak 29% Neutral 20 months in barrel. Aromatic notes~ Kirsch, cherry raspberry liqueur up front followed with brown baking spices, hint of anise & cedar. Upon entry, you are graced with supple, chewy tannins that persist through the nice long finish. Richly nuanced, there are hints of mixed berries, cedar with some savory notes shining through. While the dense chewy tannins dominate initially, this racy core of acidity shines forth after some heavy decanting / air time. This wine begs for fat either in the form of a nice marbled rib eye or cheese. Delicious! While patience and another year or 2 in the bottle is recommended, if you want to drink now, as mentioned, enjoy it with dinner!

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "Chris Figgins and Drew Bledsoe continue to release a blockbuster Cabernet under their Doubleback label.

"An outstanding effort that needs another year or three to come together, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic Cabernet aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, black currant, toasted spice, hints of dried flowers and lead pencil shavings to go with a seamless, medium to full-bodied and juicy feel on the palate. It doesn’t have the back-end depth or concentration of the 2010 (or 2012), yet is nicely balanced, with good mid-palate depth, and plenty of sweet tannin that emerge on the finish. It should be at its best from 2017-2028."
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