Red

2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • gondrik Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 19, 2017 - I have very limited experience with Petite Sirah. I enjoyed this as a beverage to drink with a spicy pizza. The flavors were very dark fruit with perhaps too little acidity. I was apprehensive that the high alcohol level would be unpleasant but that was not the case.

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  • budman wrote: flawed

    September 14, 2017 - Hard to say what was wrong with this bottle. There was no depth of flavor. Very muted nose, and almost no finish. Disappointing. I suspect this is a flawed bottle.

  • csimm1161 wrote: (86 points)

    June 13, 2017 - I love SBR Petites and have had great luck with them. They are generally extracted, high octane monsters that are still fun to drink and experiment with in terms of hedonistic pleasure and downright palate coating intensity.

    That said, this 2007 PS seemed to fall off the edge almost immediately. Too much extraction; too much alcohol. Kind of a plum-ridden, wonky mess throughout consumption. This collapsed into a stewy, muddled concoction that I just couldn't get past. Showed fleeting moments of having spine and focus, but then would instantly be catapulted into a wonky sweet vanilla sidewinder after it worked its way through the mid-palate and on to the back end.

    Some overly ripe black cherry and blackberry liqueur flavors, with sweet chocolate and chewy fudge notes. Some crockpot, slow-cooker lamb loin flavors that threw this thing all out of whack. Kinda felt like gumming through a syrupy, sweet, melted chocolate-cherry truffle that had been dipped in vodka and thrown in mulch. It had that old confection sugar texture about it.

    Not a fan. 84-86 points. This is worlds apart from the 2010 SBR Petite (which I really had become fond of in the past).

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  • 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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  • 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 822 (62%)
  • Consumed 483 (37%)

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