Tasting Report: Napa's Amazing 2013 Vintage
"It's hard to believe that Napa Valley made better wines in 2013 than 2012 but it did. America's premier wine producing region made stunning wines in 2013, particularly cabernet sauvignon-based reds. The best show terrific form and tension, giving them an impressive freshness to their richness and power. This character illustrates a new classicism for the great wines of the region.
The 2013 is the vintage of Napa Valley reds that I want to buy my own, cellar and drink. So many exciting bottles of 2013 were made. Buy some." - James Suckling.
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEWS OUR 2013 WORLD'S END WINES:
World’s End ‘Stir It Up’ Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
A pure and beautiful red with blackberry, chocolate, and light vanilla character. Shows form and tension in a thick and dense style. Better in 2019 but already so delicious and impressive.
World’s End ‘Wavelength’ Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley
A rich yet subtle red with spice, meat and dark berry aromas and flavors. Full body, soft tannins and a clean finish. A stylish blend of syrah, petit verdot and cabernet franc. Drink now.
World’s End ‘Crossfire’ Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Aromas of blueberry, currant and mint follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Delicate for the vintage. Drink now.
World’s End ‘If Six Was Nine’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Reserve
Very attractive aromas of blackberry, walnut and flower. Hints of warm stones. Medium to full body, firm tannins and chewy finish. A little austere but the bite gives it a lively edge. Drink or hold.
World’s End ‘Little Sister’ Merlot, Napa Valley Reserve
A soft and velvety textured red with chocolate, berry and spice aromas and flavors. Full body, juicy fruit and a delicious finish. Drink or hold.
World’s End ‘Against The Wind’ Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley Reserve
A tangy and juicy red with lots of dried fruit and hints of jam. Full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. A little one-dimensional but outstanding quality. Drink now.
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