Robert Foley Vineyards and Switchback Ridge

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2010 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 14 | Lot No. 116
Vintage: 2008

Robert Foley Vineyards and Switchback Ridge

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


Robert Foley Vineyards and Switchback Ridge are excited to offer a special ten-case lot of 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon that has been meticulously selected and blended by winemaker, Bob Foley. Vineyard sources include mountain fruit from Foley's Howell Mountain vineyard and Switchback Ridge's Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga.

Robert Foley

Winemaker, Switchback Ridge

Winemaker, Robert Foley

Robert Foley began his winemaking career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded Napa Valley wineries, including Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding winemaker. During this period,, he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled its flagship Claret (a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend), and has since expanded and diversified its production to offer more of the big reds Bob is famous for???Petite Sirah, Merlot, Charbono, the limited-release Howell Mountain Cabernet, and Bob's latest creation, The Griffin (a blend of the best in the red cellar).

Country born: United States

Education: Graduated from UC Davis in 1977 with degrees in both enology and viticulture.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Food & Wine 2007 Winemaker of the Year

Winemaking Philosophy:
Produce very expressive balanced wines that finish gracefully.

V Wine Cellar

6525 Washington Street
Yountville  CA  94599-1300


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