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Continuum

Continuum

Wine

Artistic wine is an expression of man’s harmony with nature. The winegrower’s art begins by finding a great site, then balanacing the vine, the winemaking to the fruit and ultimately the wine to the table; all for the purpose of enhancing a great meal.

Current Release

2011’s cool temperatures and high springtime precipitation lengthened the phenology this year, giving us our latest harvest to date. This vintage the estate set a small crop and enjoyed a long, cool ripening period. Great estates, when combined with intensive farming practices, have an advantage in that they produce superior wines every year, especially so in challenging ones. 2011 exhibits a ripe, supple texture enveloping fine mountain tannins that reveal minerality and a purity of fruit.

  • 75% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 12% Petit Verdot
  • 11% Cabernet Franc
  • 2% Merlot

Cellar Wines

Overview

Vinves, wines and people have a lot in common; the good get better with time. A great wine should have balance and interest at every age, Delicious in its youth, Continuum has firm supple tannins, richness and length. With age, our wine will evolve to express greater nuance, delicacy and interest.

2010

2010’s cooler than normal conditions made for an exciting harvest. Our setting above the fog combined with low yields of 2 tons per acre and extreme selectivity in vineyar and cellar produced an outstanding wine. 92% grown at our estate on Pritchard Hill, the 2010 Continuum exhibits a rich, supple texture enveloping firm mountain tannis while revealing minerality and purity of fruit.

  • 71% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 14% Cabernet Franc
  • 11% Petit Verdot
  • 4% Merlot

2009

The 2009, our fifth release, is a fabulous expression of our estate with over 80% sourced from our vineyards on Pritchard Hill, high above Oakville. Aromas of wild black cherry, chocolate and summer rose open to cardamom and black truffle on the palate. With an average vine age of 17 years and benefiting from very low yields at 1.7 tons to the acre, the 2009 is lush, supple and elegant with a long, complex finish; enjoy today or age for a generation or more.

  • 77% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 12% Cabernet Franc
  • 7% Petit Verdot
  • 4% Merlot

2008

Our fourth release, 2008, marks an exciting transition as 70% of the fruit is sourced from our estate vineyards on Pritchard Hill. Aromas of black plum, mulberry, and coffee spice lead to black cherry, tobacco, bitter chocolate, and graphite flavors. A wine of exquisite power and elegance, the 2008’s inherent harmony and balance make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty..

  • 71% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 17% Cabernet Franc
  • 7% Petit Verdot
  • 5% Merlot

2007

Harmoniously integrated and balanced, the 2007 Continuum has polished, supple tannins, a rich mid-palate and a long, nuanced finish. Aromas of black currant, mulberry, and rose petal lead to cardamom, truffle and graphite flavors. The 2007 vintage expresses Tim and Marcia Mondavi’s roots as well as their future, sourcing fruit from Napa Valley vineyards in both Oakville and Pritchard Hill. This singular wine is elegant, silky in texture with both power and finesse.

  • 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 22% Cabernet Franc
  • 18% Petit Verdot

2006

The year 2006 was in many ways an ideal year for Continuum. After a stormy late winter season, spring came with mild winds, abundant sunshine and warm temperatures, ideal conditions for bloom. A mild summer and cool, dry fall through early November, brought in fruit at optimal ripeness. The resulting wine is concentrated, full-bodied and perfectly ripe.

  • 59% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% Cabernet Franc
  • 16% Petit Verdot

2005

The 2005 Continuum is a dense, beautifully harmonious, rich and aromatic wine with very expressive and generous flavors. It has a warm and enveloping entry, rich middle palate and long finish. Descriptors include rose petal, brown spice, sandalwood and cardamom, lingering with flavors of graphite and licorice on the finish. It shows a suppleness and generosity that makes it approachable now, with a firmness of supple tannins that promise a long and beautiful life.

  • 58% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 23% Cabernet Franc
  • 19% Petit Verdot