Continuum red

Proprietary Red Wine 2013

Continuum

Extreme care and attention to detail in both vineyard and cellar produced a fabulous 2013 Continuum, 100% grown, produced & bottled at our estate high above Oakville. The 2013's dense purple robe & vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso & 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-worth life.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Oakville
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot
Size:
375 mL, 750 mL
Rating:
97

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Aging:
68% new small French oak barrels (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "97+ points. 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." (Wine Advocate)
  • "97 points. Graphite, lavender, sage, cloves and menthol race out of the glass in the 2013 Continuum, a wine that is just as impressive in bottle as it was from barrel. An intensely saline, mineral-drenched wine endowed with serious depth and precision, the 2013 shines with exceptional structural intensity and power, all that despite just having been bottled. In 2013 the Cabernet Franc is way up, which helps give the wine more aromatic top notes as well as greater overall complexity. Simply put, the 2013 is a real knock-out." (vinous)

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