Alister & Paine Review of 2008 Fourteen
August 07, 2013
Summary : One of the most decadent and compelling red blends we’ve encountered in recent memory…a runaway hit with anyone lucky enough to have tasted it. Noticeable are the fine grain, well integrated tannins, nice acidity and great balance from an almost jammy start to a softer lingering finish. The wine is well structured, layered and age worthy.
August 10, 2012
Tastings.com Review of 2008 Fourteen
93 Points/Gold Medal. Deep garner black color. Aromas and flavors of roasted pepper, cassis pie, floral honeycomb, and dill pickle with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a plush creamy vanilla and chocolate accented finish with seamless acidity and tannins. A flavorful artfully crafted red blend that will shine at the table. (tasted on Aug-07-2012 by Beverage Testing Institute)
Wine For Asia Award
2005 FOURTEEN Napa Valley Meritage - has won a Bronze at Wine Style Asia Award 2009, which was submitted during Wine For Asia Wine Fair.
Makers of Fourteen bottle the flavor of entire Napa Valley
What does Napa Valley taste like? By Lolis Eric Elie, The Times-Picayune.
Psst…Have You Heard About…The 'Margarita Night' Meritage?
Q. What would you get if you were to blend grapes from each and every sub-region of Napa Valley? Let Steve Reynolds tell you about “Thirteen”…and “Fourteen.” by Alan Goldfarb, APPELLATIONamerica.com
A true Napa Valley wine
The parts are great but the sum is greater in Fourteen. By Jack Heeger, Napa Valley Register
A Flight of Decadence
“A little chemistry, a little artistry and a little magic make a great bottle of wine,” says Jonas, referring to Thirteen, comprised of a blend from 13 of the sub- Appalachian grapes that represent the heart of Napa. By Allie Bullock Kagamaster, 944 Magazine
Spec's Update - 2004 Fourteen Scores 95+ points
Houston, Texas - Bear Dalton of Spec's Wines scores this wine Excellent 95+ points.
Wine Enthusiast Review 2003
92 Points! 2003 Thirteen Napa Valley Meritage. The wine, which is based on Cab Sauv, comes from 13 Napa appellations, hence the name. The wine is distinguished, showing lots of lush, forward cassis and cocoa flavor. Has the smoothness of a great old Cognac. Drink now-2013. --S.H. (8/1/2006)
Mark's Wine Blog
An alliance between four savvy wine insiders. . . Thirteen, Lucky for Us at Mark's American Cuisine & Wine Blog
Excerpt from Bounty Hunter Rare Wine and Provisions
"...Thirteen, one of the most decadent and compelling red blends we've encountered in recent memory...a runaway hit with anyone lucky enough to have tasted it. It is destined to become a headliner." Spring 2005 Catalog
The U.N. of Wines
The Press Democrat: Launch of new Thirteen wine blend. "It's an ambassador for the valley, the U.N. of wines."
Lucky Number 13
Boca Raton News by Monte Preiser. Along with a few colleagues they had the germ of a revolutionary idea that has now grown to fruition.