Continuum red

Proprietary Red Wine 2014

Continuum by Tim Mondavi

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.- For the fullest sensory experience we encourage decanting Continuum, to allow the wine to breathe before serving.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Pritchard Hill
Vineyard designation:
Continuum Estate
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot
Size:
750 mL, 1.5 L
Rating:
99

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Aging:
68% new small French oak barrels (21 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
4000

Reviews

  • "99 points. Fabulous aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, sage and mint. Lead pencil and graphite, too. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are slowly transformed to ripe and beautiful fruit. Super polished and textured. Great finish. Drink in 2022, but it's hard not to drink now. This harkens back to the great Mondavi reserves of the 1970s in texture and construction." (James Suckling)
  • "97 points. A stunning wine, the 2014 Continuum exudes balance and class. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, mocha, menthol and rose petal infuse this beautifully layered, fragrant wine. The 2014 is layered and nuanced to the core, all while maintaining sublime finesse. At the outset, the 2014 is gracious and light on it its feet, but time and air bring out the wine's fruit density. Healthy dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot complement the Cabernet Sauvignon nicely. Two thousand-fourteen is also the first vintage that incorporates co-fermented lots." (vinous)

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