Switchback Ridge 2014 Cabernet "Estate" Napa Valley

$94.99

The Story:   It started in 1914 when Eliza & Pads Peterson purchased a 100-acre property in the Napa Valley. It hosted a small Zinfandel vineyard, but with the onset of Prohibiton in 1920, prunes became the cash crop. It remained an orhard, large vegetable garden and also hosted  numerous farm animals.  Not until the 1990s was the orchard replaced by vines again. The current Peterson generation has been growing Petite Sirah, Cabernet and Merlot on the property.  Under the guidance of ace-winemaker Robert Foley, the Petersons have been producing amazing wine from the property called “Switchback Ridge” named for the winding trails in the hills above the vineyard.  Today Kelly Peterson continues the legacy that began with her great-grandfather, Mads 102 years ago.  Her daughter Ashley is being groomed to take over the reins one of these days as well.  

 

The Wine: A rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with a beautiful expression of power and grace. Sweet black cherries and cassis aromas continue on the palate with a flood of mouth filling viscosity and gentle tannins. An incredibly lush mid-palate leaves an impression of berry, all-spice and chocolate covered cherries, leading to a long, velvety finish.

 

Robert Parker on 2012 (96 Points): “As difficult as it may be to believe, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard may be even better than the Merlot. Glorious notes of forest floor, blackcurrants, blackberries, mocha and espresso emerge from this full-bodied, majestically concentrated wine boasting an expansive, broad texture, stunning purity, a 50-second finish, enormous body, and no sense of overbearing, over-ripeness or heaviness. Alcoholphobes should not be concerned about the wine’s 15.5% alcohol content as there is not a trace of heat in the fresh flavors. Drink this beauty over the next 10-15 years.“

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SWITCHBACK RIDGE 2014 PETITE SIRAH "ESTATE" NAPA VALLEY

 

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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: Switchback Ridge


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