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Continuum Oakville 2005

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95 points Robert Parker: The 2005 Continuum (a 1,000-case blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) has changed very little from last year. The Cabernet Franc component is beginning to reveal more earthy, floral notes, but overall this remains a dense purple-colored 2005 with a big, sweet nose of black currants, subtle burning embers, and wood smoke. It is a full-bodied effort with terrific purity, and plenty of substance allied with elegance. Both vintages will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and both should age beautifully for 25-30+ years. (Dec 2009)

Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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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

95 points Robert Parker: The 2005 Continuum (a 1,000-case blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) has changed very little from last year. The Cabernet Franc component is beginning to reveal more earthy, floral notes, but overall this remains a dense purple-colored 2005 with a big, sweet nose of black currants, subtle burning embers, and wood smoke. It is a full-bodied effort with terrific purity, and plenty of substance allied with elegance. Both vintages will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and both should age beautifully for 25-30+ years. (Dec 2009)

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