The idea behind Appellations was to zag when everyone else was zigging. To buck the trend of focusing on ever smaller plots of land and produce a wine that reflected Napa Valley as a whole. When the brand was conceived, Napa had exactly 13 AVAs, hence the wine’s name.
To express the connection between each vinyard chosen for this blend, we linked 13 vines arm-in-arm around the circumference of the bottle and grafted the number “13” onto the hero vine.
In 2004, a 14th AVA was added (Oak Knoll) and the named changed to Fourteen. In 2009, a 15th arrived (Calistoga) and the name changed again. The current release, Sixteen, reflects the addition of Napa’s newest AVA, Coombsville.