Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2008
Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2008
Category: Red Wine
Region: California » Napa Valley
Producer: Switchback Ridge
Alcohol: 15.5%



Switchback Ridge

Delicious raspberry and blackberry fruit. Sweet, rich mid-palate, with ripe fruit and espresso, leads to even, mouth-coating tannin. Densely packed and good grip in the finish. Very Cabernet-like.

Wine Spectator

Put this Cabernet in the cellar for a while. It's dry and very tannic, yet dramatically rich in blackberries, currants, anise biscotti and smoky oak. A complex, classically structured young wine that should develop through 2018.

Score: 92. —Tim Fish, November 15, 2011.

Wine Advocate

One of the finest Merlots made in Napa Valley is the 2008 Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard. Sumptuous aromas of sweet kirsch and blacker fruits along with coffee bean, chocolate and herb scents jump from the glass of this dark plum/ruby/purple-colored effort. This dense, silky textured, round, chewy Merlot can be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years.

Score: 90. —Robert Parker, December 2010.

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