At home with leftovers, was in the mood for a big cab. This has been in my cellar since release, purchased from the Winery. I am a fan of Switchback Ridge, first bottle from this purchase. Decanted for about 45 minutes, drank over two hours.
Deep inky purple color. Fragrant nose - jumped out during the decant. Palate is black fruits, currant, dark cherry, cedar and vanilla oak. Medium weight (by CA Cab standards) and long, rich finish.
Drinking really well, tannins have integrated and fruit is ripe and accessible. Benefited from the decant, was tight when first opened. some tasters thought it was hot, the decant seems to allow any excess alcohol to blow off..
This is a good expression of the 06 vintage, overshadowed by the bigger more opulent 07. Very good right now, should have a long arc. Best guess is it will be in this phase for 5-7 years.
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(Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard) This is the Petersons’ flagship wine. Vanilla-candy and cherry aromas explode from the bottle as soon as it’s opened. In the glass, an immense structure becomes evident, and the toasty-oak, espresso, and chocolate elements lead to fine tannins and a gloriously long finish. Winery Spotlight: Robert Foley Vineyards
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