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2005 Switchback Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Switchback Ridge produces handcrafted estate wines sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The property has been in the Peterson family since 1914 and encompasses nearly 100 acres located at the mouth of Dutch Henry Canyon. For over 75 years the property was primarily maintained as a farm and plum orchard, with vines intermingled amongst the trees. In 1990, the... More »

IWC 90
WS 92
WA 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2025 WA: 2007-2022 WS: 2010-2016
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($78) Good medium-deep ruby. Blackberry and licorice on the nose. Lush, superripe and concentrated, with a port-like quality to the dark berry and licorice flavors. This fat cabernet boasts serious sweetness in the middle palate and the tannins are sweet too. Shows a more convincing structure than the merlot.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 174
Drink Dates 2007-2022

More backward, but still accessible is the inky/purple-colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard. A sensational perfume of melted licorice, black currants, smoked meats, underbrush, and toasty oak are followed by blackberry liqueur-like flavors. This is a powerful, full-throttle, concentrated Cabernet to consume over the next 15+ years.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2010-2016

The initial whiff of new leather and toasty oak is appealing, though this is a bit tight on the palate, taking time for the zesty wild berry, currant and black cherry flavors to unfold, ending with a flash of black licorice.

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Author Hal1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.57%
Tasted On 11/08/2014
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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.472%
Tasted On 07/16/2013
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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 03/21/2011

DAMIT, brett from the get go. Fruit and other componets are so big its not too bad, but I will notice it and it grew in and out of bretty/cork taint all night and into day 2....sad.

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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.734%
Tasted On 08/10/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2025

A beautiful full bodied ruby red wine with a wonderful mouthfeel a nose of cherries, berries and some leather, a long and persistent finish. a delightful wine with a real kick at 15.7% alcohol. More to come from this wine in the future.

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A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
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