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2005

Artistic Wines

2005 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

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

2006

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2006 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

2006 was in many ways an ideal year for Continuum’s Cabernet family vineyards. After a stormy late winter season, spring brought mild winds, abundant sunshine and warm temperatures; ideal conditions for budbreak and bloom. Early season heat spikes were easily weathered. Labor Day’s typical heat wave failed to materialize; instead a cool, dry ripening season lasted all the way through early November, allowing us to bring in the grapes at optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are concentrated, full-bodied and perfectly ripe.

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

2007

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2007 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

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.

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

2008

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2008 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

The 2008 has great density and life; a powerful core of ripe fruit perfectly balanced by polished, supple tannins leading to a long, nuanced finish. Aromas of black plum, mulberry, and coffee spice lead to black cherry, bitter chocolate, tobacco and graphite flavors. A wine of exquisite power and elegance, its inherent harmony and balance make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty.

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

2009

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2009 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

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 black 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.

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

2010

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2010 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

2010 has a deep red robe, black highlights and a vibrant purple rim. Primary aromas of black cherry, tar, dark rose petal and truffle develop greater nuance as the wine breathes, revealing peppercorn, blackberry, red ginger and cardamom. On the palate, ripe plum and wild cherry fruit align with silky tannins and a rich velvety texture. The finish is full yet supple, with flavors reminiscent of a freshly pulled double espresso. The 2010 is wonderfully savory offering ripe black fruits, a long finish and a complex set of textures and flavors.
Decant the 2010 and enjoy today or hold and cellar it for an additional 15 to 20 years.

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

2011

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2011 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

The 2011 has a deep red robe, black highlights and a vibrant violet rim. Primary aromas of black cherry, mulberry, rose petal and Ethiopian coffee develop greater nuance as the wine breathes, revealing red cherry, chocolate, fig and cardamom. On the palate, ripe damson plum, savory aged beef and allspice infuse the wine’s silky tannins and rich velvety texture. The 2011 is full yet supple, with a long and complex finish and a vibrant core of minerality. Decant the 2011 and enjoy today or hold and cellar it for an additional 10 to 15 years.

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

2012

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2012 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

A sumptuous yet brilliantly balanced wine, the 2012 Continuum is flush with black cherry and mulberry fruit and complex flavors of graphite and African coffee. Full bodied and opulent, the 2012 is polished, supple and harmonious with a long and complex finish and a vibrant core of minerality.

78% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Cabernet Franc
6% Merlot
5% Petit Verdot

2013

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2013 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

The 2013’s dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. A full-bodied wine, with a supple palate and finely sculpted tannins, 2013 shows damson plum, black cherry and roasted coffee notes and a long, complex finish. Our finest vintage yet, 2013 is a wine to savor and enjoy through all the seasons of its opulent, and age worthy life.

66% Cabernet Sauvignon
21% Cabernet Franc
9% Petite Verdot
4% Merlot

2014

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2014 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. 2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural vibrancy and a long silky finish. This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from our Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate.

65% Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Cabernet Franc
15% Petite Verdot
5% Merlot

2015

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2015 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

A particularly vinous and tactile vintage, the 2015 is rich and succulent, revealing great depth of character reflective of this unique site. The 2015 growing season brought with it extremely low yields – half our normal crop. Though small in volume, this is a mighty vintage for Continuum, one to savour today or age and appreciate for decades to come.

46% Cabernet Sauvignon
31% Cabernet Franc
17% Petite Verdot
6% Merlot

2016

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2016 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

2016 Continuum has heightened citrus blossom and rose petal aromatics, and builds in power and presence on the palate with cassis, dark fruits, bergamot, and dried wild herb with notes of cigar box and leather. Exquisitely balanced, 2016 is expansive and sinewy on the mid palate with a graphite and earthy minerality. The firm iron core of these volcanic soils causes the vines to struggle, producing fewer but more flavorful berries. That is expressed in 2016 Continuum’s vibrancy, many layers and assertive structure, all of which pay homage to its origin.

46% Cabernet Sauvignon
31% Cabernet Franc
18% Petite Verdot
5% Merlot

2017

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2017 Continuum (Not for Purchase)

A testament in resiliency, 2017 Continuum bears the hallmarks of the elevation and terroir at Sage Mountain Vineyard, showcasing exquisite vibrancy, many layers of flavor, ferrous minerality and fragrant wild herb notes. The vintage shows freshness, hinting at rose petal on the nose and a brambleberry fruit profile on the palate. Cacao, black cherry and red plum give a plush, silky mid palate tying in seamlessly with fine tannins of crushed stone and subtle undertones of tapenade. The layered, bright and persistent finish indicates a long life ahead.

64% Cabernet Sauvignon
18% Cabernet Franc
9% Merlot
9% Petit Verdot

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