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Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2012

Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2012

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95
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A rich and powerful Merlot with dark cherries, blackberry compote and exotic spice. Juicy, ripe and lush on the palate, framed by ample tannin structure and a long, elegant finish with a hint of chocolate and vanilla bean on the end. - Bob Foley, Winemaker
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Switchback Ridge
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateNo one will be disappointed in the sumptuous 2012 Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard. Its dense purple color is followed by aromas of chocolate, blackcurrants and black cherries. This luscious, full, pedal-to-the-medal 2012 is a seamless, sensational Merlot that is about as good as this varietal can be in Napa Valley. Drink it over the next decade or more.

Robert Parker, October 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorPlush and rich, with a sleek core of tannins and acidity. Aromas of floral red currant and tomato lead to focused flavors of cherry, toffee and cedar. Tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,180 cases made.

Tim Fish, August 30, 2015