2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
Saturated dark ruby. Ultra-sexy, juicy, ripe raspberry, with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Rich, velvety, and an absolutely intense mid-palate weight that is so pleasing. Cocoa, baking spices, and a lengthy, mouthwatering finish with soft and rich tannin. Loving this new vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2035.
During a challenging year like 2020, it was an immense pleasure to focus on farming and winemaking, an escape from the chaos of the world. Staying connected with God and Mother Nature brought great joy, and the vintage started out strong with bud break on time in mid-April. Generally we had a nice, slightly warmer year than average and our vineyards flourished. Bloom was on time but we did have a smaller-than-normal fruit set which showed in the cellar as our yields were smaller and less wine was made compared to the previous vintage. We had a beautiful harvest with threats of wildfires on the West Coast that we prepared for and researched extensively. Despite the threat, the vintage was absolutely stunning, resulting in some of the best wines we have ever made. Intense color, bright aromatics, and beautiful tannins. We began harvest on September 22nd with Malbec from our estate vineyard, Bob Healy, and finished on October 22nd with Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard, McQueen. Our team continues to improve every year and we could not be more proud of this new vintage of Doubleback.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petit Verdot
Walla Walla Valley
Cases Produced: 2,968
22 months in 87% in new French oak barrels, Italian concrete, and neutral French oak barrels