Switchback Ridge wines are sourced from the Peterson Family Vineyard. The property, located just off the Silverado Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga has been in the Peterson Family since 1914 and was replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah in 1990. Kelly Peterson along with her father John founded Switchback Ridge in 1999. She is responsible for all aspects of the business, including all sales, marketing and hospitality functions. Bob Foley has been the winemaker since the inaugural vintage.
Purple in color. 15.7% ABV. Great nose of black fruits, scorched earth, pencil shavings and Whitman Sampler box. Plush, silky and concentrated. Exceptional balance. Cassis liqueur, black currants, chocolate truffles and licorice on the palate. The finish is long and lush with fine grained tannins. A Bob Foley wine through and through. Absolutely delicious. Best over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 95 points.
Switchback Ridge wines are only available via their allocation list. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was released last Fall and sells for about $100. Fairly priced and always a pleasure to drink.