Wine of the Day July 18, 2013

2010SwitchbackCS2010 Switchback Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon Estate “Peterson Family Vineyard” Napa Valley.
This latest Switchback Ridge is the best yet from this estate in the eastern zone of Napa Valley and crafted by Robert Foley, this is fantastic Cabernet that is full of richness and varietal pureness with robust black fruit, chocolate and smooth ripe tannins. Loads of cassis, blackberry, cherry and plum lead on the mouth filling palate with hints of sage, licorice, pencil lead, cedar and vanilla, plus a super long currant laced finish. This seamless Cabernet weighs in about 14.5% and has the focus and acidity to be extremely classy and not over the top, like I mentioned this is what I feel is the best effort to date for the Peterson Family Vineyard (Switchback Ridge), it is awesome from start to finish. This Cabernet has fantastic depth, density and richness, look for it to drink well into the next decade and maybe beyond, this is super wine.
($85 Est.) 94-95 Points, grapelive