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Pogo's Wine & Spirits USD 59.99 750ml

Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Napa Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

At first offers up a very precise and clean nose but turns just a touch hot as the intense, spicy red fruits begin to assert themselves. Soft in the mouth with very fine wild berry/currant fruit up front then a mid-palate which is just a bit woody and bitter but powerful and full of chewy, dense fruit. Finishes with good length but not much complexity to the bittersweet cocoa notes that dominate the end.

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Switchback Ridge:
Switchback Ridge Wines are 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 orchards were replanted to vi... Read more
Switchback Ridge Wines are 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 orchards were replanted to vineyard, where there are currently 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah vines, in addition to a three acre 50+ year old Petite Sirah block that John Peterson helped plant as a child. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/22/2008

At first offers up a very precise and clean nose but turns just a touch hot as the intense, spicy red fruits begin to assert themselves. Soft in the mouth with very fine wild berry/currant fruit up front then a mid-palate which is just a bit woody and bitter but powerful and full of chewy, dense fruit. Finishes with good length but not much complexity to the bittersweet cocoa notes that dominate the end.


Member Reviews for Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Napa Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/20/2010

Some espresso on the nose. Sour nose and a tad plummy, with sou cherry. It's a full bodied, succulent, fleshy merlot. Rich and dense. Super rich on the palate like some of the best California merlots are. Very nice. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 6/19/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/28/2012

Luscious red berry nose laced with some mint and eucalyptus nuances. Some wet stone as well. It has some strong acid that comes on a bit astringent. Flavors of black cherry, chocolate fudge and espresso. Good fruit, but has some tartness. 1/21/12


Snooth User: gdp
8570058
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/07/2008

At first offers up a very precise and clean nose but turns just a touch hot as the intense, spicy red fruits begin to assert themselves. Soft in the mouth with very fine wild berry/currant fruit up front then a mid-palate which is just a bit woody and bitter but powerful and full of chewy, dense fruit. Finishes with good length but not much complexity to the bittersweet cocoa notes that dominate the end. 88pts.


Snooth User: sdveris
24604235
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/31/2010

This Merlot could easily be mistaken for a great cab. It is rich with notes of chocolate and smooth tannins. had some with good friends tonight for Memorial Day and went great with our grilled burgers.


Snooth User: nikkirn04
18848547
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/03/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Napa Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/28/2010

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2007 Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

sleek and complex


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

" Luscious


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

with floral red currant and Asian spice aromas that lead to layered


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

concentrated flavors of black cherry


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/22/2012

Luscious, sleek and complex, with floral red currant and Asian spice aromas that lead to layered, concentrated flavors of black cherry, white pepper and sweet cinnamon oak. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

white pepper and sweet cinnamon oak. Drink now through 2016. "\


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