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2007 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 56186-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($80) Saturated bright ruby. Livelier on the nose than the merlot, with showy aromas of crushed cassis, black cherry, licorice and violet. Then juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering captivating sweetness and good grip to the dark berry and dark chocolate flavors. I find much more definition and structure here than in the 2007 merlot. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting, building tannins. Serious wine for aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    No such issues emerge with the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard. Opaque purple with lots of creme de cassis, creosote, charcoal, blackberry, and espresso roast, this wine again has a chocolatey edge, full-bodied flavors, and loads of fruit, depth, and power. Drink it over the next 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Rich and flavorful, with tiers of ripe plum, black cherry, mocha, herb, cedar and dill. Full-bodied, focused, pure and well-structured, gaining nuance and substance on the finish, where the flavors sail on and on, ending with black licorice and raspberry touches.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Cutrx
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Hal1
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating:

    1 week later and the #coravin has kept this in good shape, better even, though its noticeably different, like it was decanted.
    Author: Koby
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Solid nose. Dense and structured, lots of fruit on palate. Bob Foley winemaker, 100% Cab, 500 cases. 92+ RP, 91 ST, 94 WS. $80
    Author: WineRyan
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This wine is not for the faint hearted. Very dark, almost opaque. Deep flavors of plum, prunes and a hint of tobacco. Very long finish that goes on and on.
    Author: Litig8tr
Switchback Ridge produces handcrafted estate wines sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The property has been in the Peterson family since 1914 and encompasses nearly 100 acres located at the mouth of Dutch Henry Canyon. For over 75 years the property was primarily maintained as a farm and plum orchard, with vines intermingled amongst the trees. In 1990, the orchards were replanted to vineyard, where there are currently 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah vines, in addition to a three acre 50+ year old Petite Sirah block that John Peterson helped plant as a child. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property consistently produce low yields of intensely flavored fruit, resulting in extremely concentrated, fruit driven wines that are the hallmark of Switchback Ridge. Bob Foley has been the winemaker since the first vintage in 1999.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 465 bottles owned
  • 95 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 95 collectors)