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1999 Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard Napa Valley
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2002

($52) Saturated medium ruby. Roasted, liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry and bitter chocolate, with hints of maple syrup and sweet oak. Thick, lush and sweet, with superripe cherry, berry and chocolate flavors and pronounced oakiness. The suavest of the three current releases from this winery, but could use a bit more vibrancy and nuance. Finishes with substantial but very fine tannins.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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