Continuum Proprietary Red 2014

$275.00
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$219.00

SKU 04128

750ml

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Made by winemaker Tim Mondavi, Robert Mondavi's son, Continuum is a single estate wine from the Mondavi family's hillside vineyards up on Pritchard Hill. With the 2014 vintage, the Mondavi family celebrates their 10th Continuum release. This wine, while having beautiful vibrancy and richness of body, is more approachable than the well-regarded 2013 vintage. It has all of the body and aging potential to carry forward for decades to come. This is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot.
Tim Mondavi's 41 acres of mature estate vineyard, with an average age of 20 years, has a variety of western and south facing aspects with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Marcia Mondavi, Tim's sister, works alongside him on this small, quality-driven project. All of the fruit is hand harvested , hand sorted and de-stemmed, and then gravity-fed into small French oak barrels. In the end, 30% of potential lots were de-classified, as they did not meet Continuum's standards, and the wine typically spends 18-20 months in barrel.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Continuum
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA touch raw in texture, with a strong showing of spicy, toasty, cedary oak that is unmistakable and dominant, yet more graceful and refined as this develops. Shows currant and blackberry fruit underneath. Ends as it starts, a little ragged, but authentic and forceful. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 3,800 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2017