Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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The 2013 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromatics of dried fig, saddle leather, shaved truffle and red fruit. McQueen Vineyard adds a flirtatious, almost pomegranate-like aroma, to this dense and powerful wine. Generous notes of perfume and berry reduction sauce are entrancing. An enormously lavish mouthfeel of tannin richness and density without being overbearing - perfectly balanced. A larger than typical Doubleback, but still approachable now. Will age with ease due to the combined acidity from the base of McQueen Cabernet and lush tannin of Bob Healy and LeFore Vineyards.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand Doubleback
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Wine AdvocateA truly fabulous wine is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, which incorporates 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec, all of which was aged 22 months in 75% new French oak. This inky colored, sensationally textured and polished 2013 gives up classic young Cabernet notes of cassis, licorice, graphite, sweet oak and spring flowers. Full-bodied, pure and nicely concentrated, it has a solid kick of ripe tannin, and needs to be forgotten for 5-6 years. This beauty will have two to three decades of overall longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2016
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Wine EnthusiastThis wine is a blend of fruit from six different vineyards across the valley. Alluring aromas of cassis, earth, spice, vanilla and flowers are followed by a structured palate, with enough tannic heft to reward time in the cellar.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2016
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Wine SpectatorBroad and expressive, layering cherry, plum and red pepper flavors against a blanket of fine tannins, finishing on an herbal note. Needs cellaring. Best after 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,000 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2016