Switchback Ridge

Anniversary Blend
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 156
Vintage

2016

Switchback Ridge

Anniversary Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This special wine pays homage to our family’s 102 years of farming in Napa Valley
  • The 2016 vintage commemorates Bob Foley’s 40th anniversary making wine in the valley
  • A blend of single-vineyard, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah
  • Barrel selected from our most exciting vineyard lots, including dry-farmed, old-vine Petite Sirah

This stunning wine pays homage to a family’s love and legacy in the hands of a legend. The fruit was sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard, which is located at the mouth of Dutch Henry Canyon in Calistoga. The property has been in the Peterson family for over 100 years. The wine was beautifully crafted by Bob Foley, and commemorates his 40th anniversary of making wine in the Napa Valley. The base of the blend is Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, bringing great power, fruit intensity and structure, rounded out by Merlot that provides a lush, sweet middle and velvety texture. The “secret sauce” of the blend is a dash of Petite Sirah sourced from extremely low yielding, dry-farmed vines that were planted in the early 1950s.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

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