Red

2011 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • csimm1161 wrote: 91 points

    May 6, 2018 - Dark black and purple core fruit, with black raspberry, black currant, black pebbles, railroad tie, and some cedar. Decent grip and some evolution and layering of flavors across the palate from the initial attack and on through the finish. Medium bodied. Not overly viscous or unctuous, but a notable quality considering the challenging vintage. Drink now and over the next year or two.

    This was served next to an ‘08 Valdez PS, which was simpler and had less focus than the SBR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • DCSteve Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 27, 2017 - Singing.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 92 points

    December 17, 2016 - Previous notes apply. Could still use 6-12 months to develop its glide a little better. A beautiful 2011 PS for sure. Hold for now.

    From magnum.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    May 31, 2016 - It's been two years since the last bottle and this wine hasn't budged. Tannins are very aggressive. Love the blue and black fruit and it taste great but if you're adverse to razor sharp tannins then wait.... 10 years. I like it and perfect for the over the top chocolate brownies.

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  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    May 30, 2016 - Grabbed this mid-way into dinner and dumped it into a decanter, to be served with dessert. Even with this added air, man, it was still tight. Iron, dark fruit and plenty of petite quality and like a # of wines I have enjoyed from what many think is a crummy vintage, this wine is not crummy at all. In fact, youthful, well within the bounds of terrific petite and what I think is a great vintage for Switchback. It's not the size of the 2004 or 2007, for example, where things get really big. It's more dialed in and something that I would like to put a few more down into the cellar and enjoy over time. It needs a lot of air, more aging, probably both!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 395 (66%)
  • Consumed 206 (34%)

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