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. 15.9% ABV. Heady nose of black and blue fruits, Whitman Sampler box and molten licorice. Full bodied with notable balance. Big, rich and incredibly plush. Blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis, black currants and chocolate on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Completely over the top and completely delicious at the same time. Best over the next 6-8 years.
My rating: 95 points.
Switchback Ridge wines are only available via their allocation list. The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon will be released this Fall. Fairly priced and always a pleasure to drink.