McQueen

"Our original estate vineyard, McQueen sits atop a ridgeline of fractured basalt at 1,440 feet in elevation. This was the first vineyard to be planted in the Sevein development on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. McQueen is the absolute backbone of Doubleback. Because of the intense wind on the ridgeline where the vines are planted, in some cases, directly into fractured basalt, the resulting wines have pretty aromatics while supplying large tannins with incredible natural acid. These wines are unlike anything else in the valley."

- Josh McDaniels, CEO & Director of Winemaking

AVA

Walla Walla Valley

Acres

21 planted, 50 acres total

Elevation

1200-1440 feet

Soil

Wind-blown Glacial Loess over fractured basalt

Rainfall

8-12 inches per year

Trellising

VSP, head trained

Planted

Spring 2007

Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah