2018 Vintage Notes by Robert Foley & Kelly Peterson:
Switchback Ridge’s 20th Anniversary Vintage! The 2018 vintage has been referred to as an epic “Goldilocks vintage”, with the growing season being compared to that of 2012–a year many vintners and winemakers consider the benchmark for both quality and quantity. The growing season began in February with abundant rainfall, allowing plenty of water to be readily available throughout the spring. Summer was “not too hot and not too cool, but just right”, without any significant weather events or heat spikes to report. We experienced an extended fall season with moderate heat, which resulted in longer hang time that allowed the fruit to fully develop and accumulate optimal flavor complexity. The fruit was some of our best to date and the resulting 2018 wines are spectacular! They are rich and dense with incredible color and texture.They are beautifully balanced and complex, yet they are delightfully bright and elegant.
2018 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard
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Intense dark fruit aromas of black cherry and black currant indicate the ripeness and purity of this beautiful Cabernet. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and powerful, yet still elegant and seamless The structural framework is sturdy, while tannin grips very gently, carrying the fruit flavors with a trace of vanilla into a long, graceful finish.
Winemaker Notes: A rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with captivating aromas of blackberry, black cherry and dark currant. These flavors continue onto the palate with just a trace of cocoa vanilla and deliver a mouth-coating explosion of flavor! The tannins are abundant, yet chewy and ripe, and resolve in a long, elegant finish.
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