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2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 35
ogres3 Likes this wine: (94 points)
May 30, 2016 - A rock star. Inky purple. Excellent black and blue fruit. Complex, integrated, long pleasant finish.
DerSchonWieder wrote: (92 points)
April 16, 2016 - BIG and DARK wine. Blackberries, ground pepper (exactly like the "mélange noir" spice mix - sells at Globus Gourmessa), espresso, camphor and incense. Petite Syrah, 16.4% pow... Close - very close - to too much, but it stays in the "right side of the line". Cheers!
brianngibson wrote: (92 points)
January 18, 2016 - Opened bottle accessed twice previously been Coravin. Seemed to be missing some of the intensity, but certainly more approachable.
bplant13 Likes this wine: (93 points)
January 9, 2016 - Beautifully balanced! Almost black in color, this wine hits the right spots with deep black cherry and blackberry. Somehow, switchback managed to hide the heat from the 16.8% abv, and it drinks so smoothly, the alcohol can sneak up on you! its not as thick as I was expecting, in a good way. Great 30 second finish
Loren Sonkin wrote: (96 points)
December 5, 2015 - Three Big Boys (Switchback, Carver Sutro, Mollydooker) (Home): Had a bottle five years or so ago that was "unpleasant". This was the opposite. Wow. This was fantastic. Purple in color. The nose is exuberant with black raspberries, licorice, slight vanilla and plums. Just gorgeous texture. Mouth coating yet supple. Delicious. Lots of fruit but enough acidity to be balance. Plums, black raspberries and slight burnt earthy notes. Long finish. The kind of wine that makes you keep taking sip after sip as its so delicious, but you want to slow down and contemplate it. Probably five to ten years from full maturity but at a great stage right now.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)
(Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Switchback Ridge
- Varietal Petite Sirah
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Peterson Family Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
- In Cellars 836 (66%)
- Consumed 415 (33%)
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