Red

2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • brianofthevine Likes this wine: (96 points)

    March 23, 2017 - Whoa...this is absolutely stunning! I don't often drink P.S. but this is a winner. Intense and thick blackberry, blueberry, and black raspberry fruit with wonderful licorice and black pepper notes. This has what I will call 'mouth-coating brilliance' and a teeth-staining syrup feel to it. And, at 16.8% alcohol, definitely not for the faint at heart....well done!

  • bplant13 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 21, 2017 - This is a great wine! Nose gives mushroom at first, which lead way to big blue and black fruit, and licorice. Big body, which is thick and syrupy, but not sweet. Everything as integrated so well while this wine remain so well balanced. Blueberry and blackberry pie with a great finish. I've never seen so much sediment, and even after being filtered, this wine coats the glass but yet feel like silk on the mouth. I'm disappointed it's my last bottle. Good thing I have an 08 and 12 to look forward to down the road.

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  • ogres3 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 26, 2016 - Decanted two hours. Big and bold. A bit under the weather so really didn't appreciate.

  • 2loyal Does not like this wine: (86 points)

    November 13, 2016 - Still rich and tannic, suggesting like remaining, but not terribly well balanced (and too green) for me.

  • walkerjfw wrote: (96 points)

    October 1, 2016 - At home with Valerie and Eileen, it's been a few years since I visited this one. Needed something to stand up in a pairing with my pork shoulder and green chile verde stew...

    Decanted for about an hour prior, which benefited the wine. More open than it was in its youth. From prior notes: "Color is a deep/inky purple. Off the charts in richness as well as a full bodied style. Dark fruits, blackberry, licorice, meats, coffee, pepper, sweet spices, vanilla oak (mid palate)...."

    At this point the tannins have started to integrate, the wine seems to be hitting stride. The big mouth coating texture is still there, but starting to integrate and evolve. A massive wine to be sure...pairs really well with grilled or smoked meats, did very well with my medium spiced green chili dish...Still drinks and looks young, should continue to evolve for the foreseeable future, this probably has 20 years left.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 817 (63%)
  • Consumed 464 (36%)

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