2011 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(a blend of clones 7 and 337; includes 4% petite sirah): Good deep red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of currant, espresso and smoky, nutty oak, plus a hint of prune. Suave, dense and juicy, showing a milk chocolatey quality that reminded me of merlot. Plenty of sweet oak here but has enough supporting currant fruit.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Firm tannins are wrapped around a core of chewy red berry, red candy, currant and pomegranate notes. Dense, grainy tannins are evident from the start, but the fruit persists. Should gain with time. Drink now through 2023. 1,200 cases made.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 46 bottles owned
- 13 collectors