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Continuum 2013

Original price was: $319.98.Current price is: $299.98.

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Rating: 97+ Price ($) $225 Drink Date 2016 – 2046 Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue Date 30th Dec 2016 Source 228, The Wine Advocate 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.

Tasting Note
Spicy oak adds a hazelnut and sandalwood character and a suppleness to the texture of fine-grained earth, espresso, savory berry and underbrush flavors. Impressively delicate, balanced and refined. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2027. 3,500 cases made.

–JL


Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
Product Code

172-00-4

Condition

Properly Cellar; Distinguished Provenance

Size

750 ml

Region

Napa Valley California North Coast

Vintage

2013

Country

USA

Winery

Continuum Tim Mondavi