Red

2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • 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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  • 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.

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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 823 (64%)
  • Consumed 441 (34%)

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