Continuum Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2009

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The 2009 Continuum is a magnificent and deeply sensual wine; we believe it to be an exceptional reflection of our unique estate. The majority of the fruit, more than 80%, is from our Pritchard Hill estate vineyards.These higher elevation sites with their red rocky soils grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Merlot with nerve, vitality and concentration. In general, the 2009 lots from Pritchard Hill have astonishing vibrancy and definition which is readily apparent in the finished wine. The 2009 is lush, rich, and elegant showing supple, complex tannins layered with graphite and autumnal notes, all leading to an impressive extended finish. Aromas of wild cherry, dark chocolate, bergamot zest, and summer rose lead to blackberry, cardamom, and black truffle on the palate. A wine of wonderful power and elegance, the 2009's inherent harmony and finesse make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty.

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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: grunkiejr
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/13/2009

Very good wine but young. Decanted for an hour but could have used more time. Bright ripe red fruit in the nose mixed in with spice, caramel and oak. Mellow taste with spice, oak and red fruit under it. Medium finished. Opened up as dinner went a long. Have two more bottles I'll try to age a bit more to review again.


External Reviews for Continuum Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Proprietary Red

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
03/13/2013

Cassis, currants, tobacco, and oak. A very subtle hint of spring flowers, not something I usually pick up on with Cab; more typical note from a Syrah flavor profile. Finishes with some espresso, tar, and licorice. Very complex, and marvelously delicious.


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Vintage: 2006 02/11/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Continuum 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 10/18/2009

There are 1,000 cases of Tim Mondavi's debut wine, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This is the first wine Tim has produced since Constellation purchased the Robert Mondavi winery. An excelle... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Continuum 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 05/12/2008

Continuum is the newest project of the Mondavi family, being a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc all coming from the Oakville appellation. Super limited production, this red exhibits a velvet mouth feel, with notes of currents, roasted coffee bean, and baking spices.



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The 2009 Continuum is a magnificent and deeply sensual wine; we believe it to be an exceptional reflection of our unique estate. The majority of the fruit, more than 80%, is from our Pritchard Hill estate vineyards.These higher elevation sites with their red rocky soils grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Merlot with nerve, vitality and concentration. In general, the 2009 lots from Pritchard Hill have astonishing vibrancy and definition which is readily apparent in the finished wine. The 2009 is lush, rich, and elegant showing supple, complex tannins layered with graphite and autumnal notes, all leading to an impressive extended finish. Aromas of wild cherry, dark chocolate, bergamot zest, and summer rose lead to blackberry, cardamom, and black truffle on the palate. A wine of wonderful power and elegance, the 2009's inherent harmony and finesse make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty.

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