The 2010 harvest is winding down and our new wines are being pressed and put into barrels. The beautiful golden vineyards have now lost their leaves and the bare vines are glistening with frost in the mornings. The time to reflect and take stock is upon us.
2010 brought exciting changes to Continuum. We planted 19 acres of new vines to a combination of Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and a little Cabernet Sauvignon and grafted over 2 more acres to Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot; when these reach maturity in a few years time we will be much closer to our goal of being 100% estate grown.
We are very thankful to our loyal supporters who have purchased Continuum. 2007 was acknowledged as an exceptional year and we were fortunate to sell all of our Spring Release in 3 months and our Fall magnum release in 6 hours. Wow!
2010 also brought us fantastic accolades from the Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Sunset, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others. We are thrilled that wine and food journalists are as excited about Continuum as we are!
Thanks also to our many visitors who have come to visit us. We feel that out home on Pritchard Hill is not only exceptionally beautiful but also the perfect place for growing exceptional wine. Carissa and Lindsey had a great year driving guests around the vineyards in our Polaris ATV. You all are great sports to take this rough and tumble tour in stride.
Over the course of 4 generations our family has learned that every year is different and unique in what it brings. The 2010 vintage has been quite cool and at times challenging: amazingly it also brought us fruit of exceptional character. We believe our quality this year comes not only from our site but from our exceptional team. Knowing the vineyard, respecting the land, walking the ground-this is the real secret to our success this year and every year. We are passionate about great wine.
Wishing you all a merry holiday and prosperous New Year,
Marcia Mondavi Borger
and the Continuum Team