New Cabernet Blend Release with Drew Bledsoe & Josh McDaniels

Posted on Oct 29th, 2019

Amidst the rolling hills of Walla Walla, an alliance was formed with the sole purpose of creating an exceptional wine. In partnership with Doubleback Winery’s owner and founder, former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, and President & Director of Winemaking, Josh McDaniels, we proudly present Ensemble. With both parties always committed to serving the highest quality and providing guests the best experience possible, our partnership was built with the same goal in mind – a perfect blend.

Ensemble is a blend of three different barrels from the Doubleback Estate. It is 78% Cabernet from the Doubleback’s Lafore Vineyard in the Rocks District, made up of two different barrels picked ten days apart. The other 22% is made up from Malbec off of their Bob Healy Vineyard.

Ensemble is Bledsoe and McDaniels’ first ever restaurant private blend. It will be released in January 2020 exclusively to our Cellar Club members as a part of their quarterly allocation. In addition to Bledsoe and McDaniels’ involvement, it was produced in collaboration with Metropolitan Grill Director of Operations Joshua Anderson, Wine Director Aaron Wood-Snyderman, Cellar Master David Leischner, and, Doubleback Winery Assistant Winemaker Joe Woolsey.

“We are honored and humbled to have been given the opportunity to create a special blend with such an incredible winery,” says Wine Director Aaron Wood-Snyderman. “Our goal was to blend a wine that is vibrant in its youth, but one that will also develop beautiful complexities with cellar age, and we accomplished just that. Ensemble has a rich balance featuring notes of dark cherry, red currant and black plum, with accents of cedar, and crushed violets. On the palate, the wine delivers polished tannins with a racy tense acidity leading to a lengthy finish carried by beautiful Bordeaux-esque secondary notes and complex minerality.”

Drew Bledsoe shares, “In blending our two teams together, our focus was on quality; ensuring we provided a world-class wine experience with each sip of Ensemble.”

To learn more about Metropolitan Grill’s Cellar Club and to sign up for access to exclusive wines including the new Ensemble, please visit: TheMetCellarClub.com