Continuum red

Proprietary Red Wine 2015

Continuum by Tim Mondavi

The dark, rich core of the 2015 Continuum has aromas of cacao, black currant, cardamom and savory wild herb. On the palate it is layered and supple, revealing black cherry and roast espresso notes intertwined with mountain minerals and a hint of tangy orange spice. The wine is lush with ripe chocolaty tannins that lead to a long, expressive finish. 2015, though small in volume, is a mighty vintage for Continuum; one to savor today or age and appreciate for decades to come.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Vineyard designation:
Sage Mountain Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc 17% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
98

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Aging:
68% new French oak barrels (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
2200

Reviews

  • "98+ points. Bottled just a few months ago, the 2015 Continuum is shaping up to be a real gem. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive. In 2015, poor weather during flowering took with it 50% of the production in Continuum's prime Cabernet Sauvignon blocks. As a result, the 2015 has a high percentage (31%) of Cabernet Franc. Today, the Franc is keeping the wine a bit clenched, but that should be less of an issue as time passes. Drinking window: 2023 - 2040." (vinous)
  • "98 points. Once again, iconic vigneron Tim Mondavi has crafted an exceptionally well balanced Cabernet blend from his now-flourishing vines on his Pritchard Hill Estate property. This new 2015 release launches forth with alluring notes of mocha and currants with hints of savory herbs and black truffles. The tantalizing finish features espresso and dark chocolate enveloped by prodigious tannins that show a purity that bodes well for aging through 2025 but don’t hesitate to pop a cork tonight (decanting recommended) for supreme enjoyment." (California Wine Advisors)

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