Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2012
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.
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.