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2008 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 »

Score
92
IWC 91
WS 91
WA 90+
Drink Dates
WA: 2012-2032 WS: 2012-2021
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

(15% alcohol): Good full ruby. Reticent but sexy aromas of blackberry, cassis, minerals, dark chocolate and violet, with a lightly liqueur-like character. Then creamy but not overly sweet on the palate, with attractive mineral and floral lift to the supple flavors of black raspberry and mocha. Strong fruit here, supported by a firm tannic spine.

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WA 90+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 192
Drink Dates 2012-2032

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard is a more long-distance runner that will require some patience from purchasers. A deep plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a tight but promising nose of forest floor, brooding red and black fruits and earth. Careful coaxing is required to help the nuances emerge. Full-bodied, with elevated but sweet tannins, this 2008 is still somewhat monolithic, but is rich and promising.

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WS 91
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012-2021

An elegant, stylish wine, medium to full bodied, with a tight, firm, complex mix of black fruit, black licorice, cedar and floral scents, ending with supple, fine grain tannins. More refined than this typically is.

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Author Cutrx
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.988%
Tasted On 01/28/2014
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