WS 94 WE 94 IWC 91Pts - Hand Numbered Bottles - Winemakers Notes - 2008 is one of my favorite vintages and the ’08 Doubleback exhibits every reason why. In the glass the wine has an inky dark color to the rim. The nose is gorgeous, leading with floral aromas, cassis and raspberry puree over chocolate, fading to coffee and a hint of pine resin in the background. On the palate, the wine delivers a fantastic purity of fruit across a plush mouth feel which is cut by incredible natural acidity. This year we added Cabernet Sauvignon from the LeFore vineyard grown in “gravels” which builds complexity and adds a savory minerality to the finish of the wine. Rated 90+
According to Wine Spectator - 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.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This Bordeaux-Style blend has forward, pretty black fruits, juicy acids and some noticeable astringency. Aromatically, it incorporates a nice herbal note.
According to International Wine Cellar - Deep, bright ruby. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, tar and nutty oak. Silky and smooth but surprisingly brisk, with harmonious acidity framing the dark raspberry, menthol and violet flavors.