2003 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

2003 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

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  • Petite Sirah
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2003 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
A wine to put away for at least 2-3 years is the inky purple 2003 Petite Sirah. Aromas of graphite acacia flowers blueberries crushed rocks and a touch of pepper jump from the glass of this formidably endowed full-bodied... A wine to put away for at least 2-3 years is the inky purple 2003 Petite Sirah. Aromas of graphite acacia flowers blueberries crushed rocks and a touch of pepper jump from the glass of this formidably endowed full-bodied monster. It is deep rich but well-balanced and pure. Petite Sirah remains the most underrated varietal in California. It can provide remarkable drinking for over two decades. However it is not for the faint of heart nor for those looking for immediate gratification.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2006
Aromas of baked blackberry pie espresso and wild berry are dense and concentrated with the requisite tannic muscle you expect from Petite. Yet it is graceful at times syrupy and at the end delicious. Decant. Best from... Aromas of baked blackberry pie espresso and wild berry are dense and concentrated with the requisite tannic muscle you expect from Petite. Yet it is graceful at times syrupy and at the end delicious. Decant. Best from 2007 through 2012. 250 cases made.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Bright ruby. Blackberry liqueur violet and a whiff of game on the nose. Then dense and sweet in the mouth with firm acids giving this fruit bomb a captivating sappy character. The dark berry flavors are further lifted by... Bright ruby. Blackberry liqueur violet and a whiff of game on the nose. Then dense and sweet in the mouth with firm acids giving this fruit bomb a captivating sappy character. The dark berry flavors are further lifted by spice and black pepper notes. Finishes with supple but firm tannins that coat the teeth and build impressively and a late note of mint. This is more approachable today than the petite sirah bottled under the Pride label which comes from the same fruit and was aged in a higher percentage of new oak.