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Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Petite Sirah

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) A blueberry and boysenberry pie! So ripe and jammy you could spread it on an English muffin! A huge wine with intensely concentrated fruit that is framed by abundant tannins that are gripping, yet surprisingly soft and silky. There is nothing angular about this wine. A sweet, rich mid-palate coats your palate and leads to a long, lasting finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-02
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/03
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 114, May/June 2004 ($45; no new oak used!) Full medium ruby. Black fruits, licorice and menthol on the nose. Big, sweet, round and rich, with compellingly thick, primary flavors of black fruits and fruit cake. Finishes with big, broad, chewy tannins but no rough edges. Very impressive petite sirah, with little overt oakiness to stand in the way of its expressive fruit. These wines are made by Bob Foley.
  • Robert Parker
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 148