Switchback Ridge

Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah

9.210 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

Blackberry/Cherry Liqueur, pain grille, hints of mint, lead pencil. Remains very dark and inky. Very youthful. 16.5%abv. Smooth with chalky tannins. Will revisit in another 5-7 yrs.

Blackberry/Cherry Liqueur, pain grille, hints of mint, lead pencil. Remains very dark and inky. Very youthful. 16.5%abv. Smooth with chalky tannins. Will revisit in another 5-7 yrs.

Sep 5th, 2017
Brian Tuite

It's been too long!

It's been too long!

Nov 30th, 2015
Mark Farrell

Color is still a deep ruby/garnet with a nose of plums, black tea, black pepper, and hints of dark chocolate. Amazingly smooth, this Petite Sirah has developed nicely over 13 years. Fruit is still there, but florals are popping out and the texture is wonderful. Full-bodied, bold, powerful wine given to me by a friend. Paired with prime NY strip and ribeye = perfection.

Color is still a deep ruby/garnet with a nose of plums, black tea, black pepper, and hints of dark chocolate. Amazingly smooth, this Petite Sirah has developed nicely over 13 years. Fruit is still there, but florals are popping out and the texture is wonderful. Full-bodied, bold, powerful wine given to me by a friend. Paired with prime NY strip and ribeye = perfection.

Jun 19th, 2022
Mark Farrell

Deep ruby, this one still has tons of deep color for a 2009. Nose has blueberries, anise, dark chocolate, and black tea. This is very good. The aging on this bottle opens this Petite Sirah perfectly. Wonderful full-bodied mouthfeel, with flavor pumping continually along the long lasting finish. This fits my description of a “bold” wine. I coravined this one for a taste. Will plan to pair with a ribeye with a nice crust to play off the boldness of flavor.

Deep ruby, this one still has tons of deep color for a 2009. Nose has blueberries, anise, dark chocolate, and black tea. This is very good. The aging on this bottle opens this Petite Sirah perfectly. Wonderful full-bodied mouthfeel, with flavor pumping continually along the long lasting finish. This fits my description of a “bold” wine. I coravined this one for a taste. Will plan to pair with a ribeye with a nice crust to play off the boldness of flavor.

Feb 20th, 2022
John Kemper

The second bottle paired with the decadent Beef Short Ribs was a '09 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah 'Peterson Family Vineyard'. This opaque sun-blocking purple monster was all blueberry pie aromas with thick, ripe and chewy flavors of sweet black fruit, olives and mocha that thoroughly coated the mouth. Smooth, but surprisingly complex, on the long finish.

The second bottle paired with the decadent Beef Short Ribs was a '09 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah 'Peterson Family Vineyard'. This opaque sun-blocking purple monster was all blueberry pie aromas with thick, ripe and chewy flavors of sweet black fruit, olives and mocha that thoroughly coated the mouth. Smooth, but surprisingly complex, on the long finish.

Jan 10th, 2015
Maureen Sewright

Yumm

Jun 3rd, 2014
Daoud Sangwa

Sommelier Whole Foods Market

8.2

Daoud had this 10 years ago

Daoud had this 10 years ago

Jan 4th, 2013
Mary Rohr

Mary had this 7 years ago

Mary had this 7 years ago

Apr 16th, 2015
Israel Puterman

Israel had this 9 years ago

Israel had this 9 years ago

Jan 18th, 2014
Chad Rufer

Chad had this 10 years ago

Chad had this 10 years ago

Nov 13th, 2012