Red

2016 Road 13 Fifth Element Jackpot

Red Blend

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Okanagan Valley
  • Okanagan Valley VQA
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Vino Loco Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 31, 2021 - Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016: Had blind as part of a Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical. All the wines had dark colour and a lot of similar taste characteristics. All wines were double decanted for two hours.

    What a great wine with loads of potential. As with some of the other wines, it didn't initially offer up much on the nose, but did continue to open up throughout the evening. Dark cherries.

    Ranked 2 of 4, but just being picky between the 2013 and 2016 - both are fantastic with the 2013 likely benefiting from a few more years on it.

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  • darrenv Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 5, 2021 - Opened last night with neighbours. Had a Le Vieux Pin (Grand Pin) and then a Yalumba GSM then the 5th Element. It was great right out of the bottle, but opened up quickly. Big floral and black fruit nose, full bodied and some chalky tannins, but wow, what a beauty. Had a glass left for tonight and it was mind-blowing. I kept thinking, "this is way better than a Nota Bene or Red Icon, or.....". Probably one of the best BC wines I've had for some time. I do believe the bottles can be inconsistent, but this one blew me away.

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  • darrenv Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 18, 2021 - Seemed different somehow from the other '16's I've had, like some bottle variation. There was distinct cassis and graphite on the nose (which I love), but never got that from 5th Element before. It seemed a little sour on the finish, but after an hour it was prefect. Had this and several others out on the patio with several friends. Vanessa Meritage and Stag's Leap Petit Sirah.

  • Vino Loco Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 20, 2021 - Had with a La Stella Espressivo. Decanted both for 2 hours - both wines were similar, rich fruits, dark, still a tad young. The Road 13 had a bit more alcohol on the finsish, the Espressivo had a bit more bitter nose and entry. Espressivo had a very prominent blueberry flavour. Tie goes to the runner - both are solid BC blends.

  • Vino Loco Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 31, 2020 - HNY BC, and a French Visitor (My backyard): Fully blind tasting, 2 hour decant, all 2016 vintages.
    - Burrowing Owl Meritage
    - Chateau La Vielle Cure – aka the French ninja to keep people honest
    - Noble Ridge Reserve Meritage
    - Road 3 Fifth Element.

    Burrowing Owl - was closed and clearly too young. No noticeable notes on the nose, and the finish was unmemorable – love Burrowing Owl wines and will look forward to this in another 3 to 5 years. Our French taster described it as being “écoeurante” – which she described as something that is okay as a sip, but not something you’d want a full bottle of. 44 CS, 30 M, 25 CF, 1 Malbec.
    Chateau La Vielle Cure – performed well amongst the BC Meritages. Had a pleasant nose with a bit more bite. Very purple in colour, almost fake looking, but was still a very nice drinking wine. 87 M, 10 CF, 3 CS.
    Noble Ridge – Blasé nose. Nothing memorable on the tasting notes. Was out of its league with the others, but improved over the evening. 59 M, 37 C, 2 CF, 2 Malbec
    Road 13 5th Element – Prominent cherry notes. Big tannins that dissipated over the evening. A solid wine. 44 CS, 41 M, 15 PV.

    Unofficial rankings:
    1st place - Road 13 Fifth Element
    2nd place - Cure
    3rd - Burrowing Owl
    4th Noble Ridge

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Road 13
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Fifth Element
  • Vineyard Jackpot
  • Country Canada
  • Region British Columbia
  • SubRegion Okanagan Valley
  • Appellation Okanagan Valley VQA
  • UPC Codes 626990222248, 626990331780

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  • In Cellars 71 (71%)
  • Consumed 29 (29%)

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