I just made the mailing list for Switchback Ridge and was offered 12 bottles of their 2007 Cabernet. I have never tried their wines and wanted to get feedback from anyone that has tried their cabernet. The price is $80.00 per bottle. Should I pass?
We had this the other night. This is a huge wine and not for the faint of heart. However, the ripe, bright fruit is apparent and the tannins are minimal. It is still screaming primarly fruit. If you like Foley’s style you will enjoy - if not you will not. At this point it was a bit too ripe for me - but hoping this settles down over time.
Your call if you think $80 is priced right for a nice Napa cab.
I signed up a few months ago and also received an offer. Not really sure why I signed up, given the signature of this wine. Seems like CT drinkers have this as being one of those super ripe, high extract high abv cabs I don’t really dig…
Thanks for your feedback. I am not buying this wine to flip it. My favorite wines are California Cabs and I am trying to drink different types. I have never tried wines made by Robert Foley so I am going to order some to try them out. I agree with you in that I would rather order direct from the winery so I can stay on their mailing list.
This winter, I received my first allocation of this and debated buying it as well. It was a close all, but I did place an order for 3 bottles, primarily due to my interest in petite sirah. The cabernet is actually of least interest to me. There’s a lot of rich ripe expensive california cabernet out there.
I’ve been buying the Switchbacks since the first vintage the '99s. I really love the cab but the merlot and petite sirahs are really excellent too. I only buy one California merlot the Switchbacks. Kelly Peterson is also a please to deal with.
Bob Foley wines are quite divisive from what I read on the boards and CT. I’m in the camp of really liking them. 2007 is not a bad year too to try to see if you like them.
Also SR are really good people too (great customer service, etc). Gotta show love for the smaller family wineries
Switchbacks are for drinking not for “flipping”. Kelly is very proud of keeping the prices of her wines in the reasonable price range as compared to many other overpriced Napa wines. Love the Switchbacks.