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Continuum 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes were hand‐harvested into small lug‐boxes, sorted before and after destemming, then gravity fed into French oak tanks for fermentation. From pre to post soaking, including fermentation, the wine had a total maceration time of up to 35 days. During this time, pump overs and below the cap lees stirring were enacted daily. After completing fermentation the oak tanks were drained into barrel, with pomace pressed separately, to 100% new small French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The lees were kept with the wine in barrel for an extended period of stirring, to enrich the body and texture of the wine. The wine was clarified slowly and naturally through the use of traditional settling

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Continuum:
All great wines begin with a great sine. From our early days in St. Helena to our father Roberts’s establishment of his winery in Oakville, my family has recognized due importance of this; Continuum takes the next step. Continuum had to be a hillside site, on the east side of the valley with a westerly aspect. Continuum also needed the right soil; volcanic, iron rich soils no grow wins with gre... Read more
All great wines begin with a great sine. From our early days in St. Helena to our father Roberts’s establishment of his winery in Oakville, my family has recognized due importance of this; Continuum takes the next step. Continuum had to be a hillside site, on the east side of the valley with a westerly aspect. Continuum also needed the right soil; volcanic, iron rich soils no grow wins with great structure, focus and agebillty. Four generations and a lifetime of experience brought us to this estate on Pritchard Hill where the perfect combination of soils, exposure and climate are present to grow wine in the company of the world’s finest. Read less

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Snooth User: davine1
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5.00 5
06/12/2010

An outstanding wine reminiscent of the 1979 Robert Mondavi Reserve. Layers of fruit with good tannins assuring a long life. I would recommend using a Vinturi as this brings out the luscious fruit notes.



Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Continuum is a richly aromatic wine showing great balance and finesse on the palate. A unique blend, Continuum expresses the nerve and power of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the structure and exotic aromas of the Cabernet Franc and the depth and density of color of the Petit Verdot. The 2007 blend manifests this in firm yet supple tannins, a generous mid‐palate with a long, nuanced finish making for a very textural, silky wine. Aromas of black currant, mulberry, and rose petal lead to cardamom, truffle and graphite flavors. A wine of exquisite power and elegance, the harmonious integration and balance make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty.

The grapes were hand‐harvested into small lug‐boxes, sorted before and after destemming, then gravity fed into French oak tanks for fermentation. From pre to post soaking, including fermentation, the wine had a total maceration time of up to 35 days. During this time, pump overs and below the cap lees stirring were enacted daily. After completing fermentation the oak tanks were drained into barrel, with pomace pressed separately, to 100% new small French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The lees were kept with the wine in barrel for an extended period of stirring, to enrich the body and texture of the wine. The wine was clarified slowly and naturally through the use of traditional settling

1500 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 20 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% in New French Oak


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