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Steven Tanzer Review – 2014 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS

On February 7, 2017, former NFL Quarterback Drew Bledsoe's Walla Walla Valley winery released their 2014 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon. Soon to be available through Marram Fine Wines in British Columbia, the 2014 vintage received an impressive 93 points from Steven Tanzer in Vinous.  Tanzer's wine scoring methodology places the wine at "Outstanding".  The winery began with the planting of a single estate vineyard in 2007 and has since expanded to include three estate vineyards.

Steven Tanzer Review – 2014 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS

     Walla Walla Valley, Washington
     Red wine from United States
     Drinking window: 2019 - 2028

Full ruby-red. Very dark scents of blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and

black licorice. At once sweet, pliant and concentrated; a very ripe, deep,

densely packed Cabernet given shape by harmonious acidity. Cassis and

dark chocolate Flavors display a youthfully medicinal aspect, but there's

also terrific sweetness lurking. Really spreads out horizontally to saturate

the palate, Finishing with major ripe, building, tongue-coating tannins and

superb length. Perhaps a bit less refined than the 2014 but this is still a

baby. This serious, very concentrated wine should evolve slowly and

gracefully and may ultimately merit an even higher rating.