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.
Pitch black in color. 16.8% ABV. Soaring nose of black fruits, licorice and Whitman Sampler box. Big, plush and chewy. Notable balance all things considered. Blackberry, raspberry liqueur, dark chocolate and baking spices on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Awesome wine. Benchmark Petite Sirah. Best over the next 5-10 years.
My rating: 95 points.
Switchback Ridge wines are only available via their allocation list. The 2018 Petite Sirah was recently released by the winery. Fairly priced and always a pleasure to drink.