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13 Appellations produced its inaugural wine, “Thirteen,” in 2003. It was a Meritage blend made with a single ton of grapes from each of the 13 sub-AVAs in Napa Valley at the time. The goal of winemaker Steve Reynolds is to make a wine that is representative of the valley as a whole.

Since this wine was produced, a 14th sub-AVA (Oak Knoll District) has been added within Napa Valley. There are also a couple of pending sub-AVAs, including Calistoga and Coombsville/Tulocay. Reynolds has already integrated grapes from Oak Knoll into the 2004 vintage which is named, “Fourteen.”

Because the amount of fruit sourced from each sub-AVA is set at one ton, annual production of the 13 Appellations Meritage is very limited and is around 900 cases. The 2003 Thirteen is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Only a single vintage of wine was produced each year. The original Thirteen Appellations website is no longer online, and it appears the brand is now being used as an additional label for Italics Winegrowers.

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