For former NFL Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, owning a winery has been a longtime aspiration that would allow him to combine his passion for fine wine and love of the Walla Walla Valley. Drew returned to his hometown in 2007 and planted his estate vineyard, McQueen, in the SeVein Vineyards of Distinction development. The next year, Doubleback, an estate-focused winery with the goal to produce ultra-premium red wine was launched. To make this dream a reality, Drew and his wife Maura, are collaborating with Drew’s childhood friend and Consulting Winemaker, Chris Figgins of Figgins Family Wine Estates, producing Leonetti Cellar and FIGGINS. Since the launch of the brand, Doubleback has released and sold out of two vintages, the 2007 & 2008 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon will be available in early spring of 2012. Earlier this year, Drew acquired an additional vineyard in the SeVein Vineyards of Distinction, Bob Healy, named after his late father-in-law to ensure production of high-quality Walla Walla Valley fruit. The Bledsoe’s are committed to creating a premium wine experience completely focused around wine quality. Using only the best viticulture and winemaking practices ensures that Doubleback will be one of the best bottles of wine you will drink.
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