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    Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard 2002
    Petite Sirah - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP96
    • WS93
    Price: $120.00
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    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Petite Sirah

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 127578

    Critical Acclaim:

    A spectacular Petite Sirah from Switchback Ridge, this 2002 boasts an impenetrable blue/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of black fruits, white chocolate, pepper, minerals, and a hint of espresso. Opulent, with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and wood, this remarkably civilized Petite Sirah is crammed with rich fruit as well as burgeoning complexity. This beauty can be enjoyed for its extravagant fruit, but promises to evolve for 15 or more years.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Dark and immense, with a lively medley of black cherry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors that are rich and vivid, offering a purity of fruit along with depth and concentration, ending with a complex and well-integrated aftertaste.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Saturated ruby-blue. Distinctly high-toned nose (this has VA of 0.8, according to winemaker Bob Foley) like a fruit liqueur: blackberry, blueberry and licorice. Then supersweet, fat and thick, with huge, creamy flavors of candied red fruits, blueberry and game. Distinctly liqueur-like yet somehow not heavy, despite alcohol in the low 15s. Finishes with big but sweet tannins that avoid the dryness and chalkiness shown by so much petite sirah. Very impressive wine, and best suited for drinking for its youthful fruit.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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