Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Switchback Ridge wines are sourced from the Peterson Family Vineyard. The property, located just off the Silverado Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga has been in the Peterson Family since 1914 and was replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah in 1990. Kelly Peterson along with her father John founded Switchback Ridge in 1999. She is responsible for all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing and hospitality functions. Thomas Rivers Brown is making the wines.

Purple in color. 15% ABV. Sublime nose of black fruits, Whitman Sampler box and scorched earth. Big, plush and full bodied with impressive concentration. Black cherry, raspberry liqueur, licorice and cocoa on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Delicious Cabernet that is ready to drink. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 92 points.

Switchback Ridge wines are only available via their allocation list. The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon will be released this Fall. Fairly priced and always a pleasure to drink.

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