Proprietary Red, ‘Estate’, Continuum
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, and 4% Merlot
2013 was a profound year in the life of Continuum
1 – 40 – 100
1 celebrates the new estate winery, completed and ready just in time for the 2013 harvest. The first 100% grown, produced and bottled wine from the estate on Pritchard Hill. 40 are the years that Tim Mondavi has been growing and crafting world-class wine. 100 honors the 1913 birth year of co-founder and patriarch Robert Gerald Mondavi, represented by the dove on the label. 2013 Continuum is a wine of great power and finesse. Beautifully balanced with a vibrant graphite core, deep black fruit & supple tannins enveloped by the exquisite minerality and savory character of Continuum Estate.
Blend - Bordeaux
Press & Reviews
The blend of the 2013 Proprietary Red Continuum is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. This was aged in about 80% new French oak for 20 months prior to bottling. In his technical notes he said that 30% of production was declassified. A flawless, potential masterpiece in the making, the dense ruby/purple color, beautiful notes of blueberry, black cherry, graphite and a touch of earth and background smoke are followed by a full-bodied wine with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. The tannins are present and substantial, but silky and well-integrated. This is a tour de force from Tim Mondavi and his team – a masterpiece of power and finesse that, although approachable now, should age gracefully for at least another 25-30 years.