"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
Walla Walla Valley
21 planted, 50 acres total
Wind-blown Glacial Loess over fractured basalt
8-12 inches per year
VSP, head trained
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah