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Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property consistently produce low yields of intensely flavored fruit, resulting in extremely concentrated, fruit driven wines that are the hallmark of Switchback Ridge. Not only are we blessed with an incredible vineyard site, we are extremely fortunate to be working with one of the most talented winemakers in the industry. Bob Foley has been making our wines since our first vintage in 1999.

Please note our 2010 wines will be pre-released to the mailing list August 28, 2012. If you are not already on the list, please join our allocation wait list now.

Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Peterson Family Vineyard

Big, ripe cherry pie, is accentuated with black cherry aromas and berry and camphor spice on the palate. A soft mid-palate with gripping Cabernet framework finishes with toasty oak and bright acidity. - Bob Foley

Put this Cabernet in the cellar for a while. It's dry and very tannic, yet dramatically rich in blackberries, currants, anise biscotti and smoky oak. A complex, classically structured young wine that should develop through 2018. Cellar Selection. - S.H., Wine Enthusiast, July 2011, 94 points

Varietal Composition:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol:

15%

Length & Type of Aging:

18 months; 100% French Oak

Bottling Date:

June 11, 2010

Number of Cases Produced:

1020

Price:

$80.00

2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Peterson Family Vineyard

Red cherries, blackberries, cassis, currants, licorice, spice, cocoa powder and a hint of black pepper--this Cabernet is jam packed! A very dense wine with great tannin framework and a monster mid-palate. - Bob Foley

Varietal Composition:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol:

15.5%

Length & Type of Aging:

18 months; 100% French Oak

Bottling Date:

May 25, 2011

Number of Cases Produced:

1216

Price:

$80.00

2008 Napa Valley Petite Sirah - Peterson Family Vineyard

Super ripe, porty and vinous. Sturdy, intense fruit extract framed by gripping tannin and a healthy acid balance. - Bob Foley

"...exhibits a black/purple color and smells like blood from a vine with notes of graphite, camphor, blackberry and blueberry liqueur. Viscous and thick with over the top richness and wonderfully sweet tannins, this is an extraordinary, profound Petite Sirah to drink over the next 25 years." - R.P., Wine Advocate #192, December 2010, 95+ points

Petite Sirah

Varietal Composition:

100% Petite Sirah

Alcohol:

16.5%

Length & Type of Aging:

Mostly Neutral Oak Barrels

Bottling Date:

June 8, 2010

Number of Cases Produced:

412

Price:

$56.00

2009 Napa Valley Petite Sirah - Peterson Family Vineyard

A blueberry and boysenberry pie! So ripe and jammy you could spread it on an English muffin! A huge wine with intensely concentrated fruit that is framed by abundant tannins that are gripping, yet surprisingly soft and silky. There is nothing angular about this wine. A sweet, rich mid-palate coats your palate and leads to a long, lasting finish. - Bob Foley

Varietal Composition:

100% Petite Sirah

Alcohol:

16.5%

Length & Type of Aging:

Mostly Neutral Oak Barrels

Bottling Date:

May 26, 2011

Number of Cases Produced:

460

Price:

$56.00

Merlot

2008 Napa Valley Merlot - Peterson Family Vineyard

Delicious raspberry and blackberry fruit. Sweet, rich mid-palate, with ripe fruit and espresso, leads to even, mouth-coating tannin. Densely packed and good grip in the finish. Very Cabernet-like. - Bob Foley

Sleek and supple, yet complex and intense, with fleshy black cherry and toasty mocha aromas that lead to flavors of Asian spice and red currant. The tannins are bold but ripe. Drink now through 2016. 620 cases made. - T.F., Wine Spectator, November 15, 2011, 92 points

Varietal Composition:

100% Merlot

Alcohol:

15.5%

Length & Type of Aging:

16 months; 100% French Oak

Bottling Date:

June 11, 2010

Number of Cases Produced:

620

Price:

$56.00

2009 Napa Valley Merlot - Peterson Family Vineyard

An adult Halloween candy bag! Loaded with blackberry, black cherry, espresso and mocha, with a sweet, massive mid-palate. Lush beyond belief! A Cabernet lover's Merlot. - Bob Foley

Rich, layered and well-structured, with floral red currant aromas and complex flavors of black cherry, anise and toasty spice that lead to big but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2018. - T.F., Wine Spectator, July 11, 2012, 94 points

Varietal Composition:

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol:

15.5%

Length & Type of Aging:

18 months; 100% French Oak

Bottling Date:

May 25, 2011

Number of Cases Produced:

1020

Price:

$56.00