Continuum Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011 (1500ml)

$399.99

Continuum is the new tiny production Cabernet from the Mondavi Family. These are rare MAGNUMS (1.5L).  previous vintage 97 Points Robert Parker: "This has been an impressive, serious wine since the debut vintage, and Tim Mondavi's estate high on Pritchard Hill has fashioned a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Gorgeously ripe, intricate and nuanced, with aromas of spring flowers and red and black fruits, a stunning texture, sweet tannin, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and undeniable elegance and finesse, this complex beauty cascades over the palate without a hard edge to be found. It is a tribute to Mondavi-s long resume of skillful winemaking. Black currants, blueberries and a touch of raspberries are all compelling and persistent. Drink this gorgeous Napa red now and over the next 15+ years." Brix26 Inside Scoop:  After the sale of the Robert Mondavi winery, winemaker Tim Mondavi chose to focus on one wine and one varietal: Continuum is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Sourced from Continuum's Estate vineyard on Napa Valley's Pritchard Hill, one of the priciest Cabernet regions in all of California with neighbors like Colgin, Bryant Family and Chappellet.  It's a beautiful site and judging from the Continuum 2010 Cabernet will be among Napa's most coveted collector wines. 

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Deep ruby red with garnet hue. Dark spices on the nose, notes of anise, herbs and raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus body. Solid acidity too. A little herbal on the palate, dark berries, crushed gravel, pencil shavings. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

Deep ruby red with garnet hue. Dark spices on the nose, notes of anise, herbs and raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus body. Solid acidity too. A little herbal on the palate, dark berries, crushed gravel, pencil shavings. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

9.2

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Night six on the Allure of the Seas and wine number seven from the wine crate. This night we are at Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. Deep ruby red. Attack on the nose was soft with notes of dark spices, anise and iron. Seems to need a little bit of time but the 2011 characteristics keep poking through with notes of twigs, herbal and greenery. With a bit more time came some cinnamon and dark red berries. Medium tannins (6/10) with solid acidity. Seems younger than the nose when you get to the palate with black currants, cassis, bramble red berries and a touch of heat. Medium to medium plus bodied with a little bit of earthiness in the medium plus to full finish. Drink till 2026.

Night six on the Allure of the Seas and wine number seven from the wine crate. This night we are at Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. Deep ruby red. Attack on the nose was soft with notes of dark spices, anise and iron. Seems to need a little bit of time but the 2011 characteristics keep poking through with notes of twigs, herbal and greenery. With a bit more time came some cinnamon and dark red berries. Medium tannins (6/10) with solid acidity. Seems younger than the nose when you get to the palate with black currants, cassis, bramble red berries and a touch of heat. Medium to medium plus bodied with a little bit of earthiness in the medium plus to full finish. Drink till 2026.

9.2

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Outstanding balance and harmony, gorgeous red fruit and great acidity.

Outstanding balance and harmony, gorgeous red fruit and great acidity.

9.3

Gordon Walker Delectable Pro

Oakey black fruit with lots of tannin and body, hot sexy fruit bomb

Oakey black fruit with lots of tannin and body, hot sexy fruit bomb

8.5

Mike R Delectable Pro

En Mag - Omg good with a prefect blend of 75% cab and 18% cab franc which are totally integrated with sweet fines tannins and lush fruit forward with blue / red fruits - I literally popped open and tasted and right out of the glass this was fantastic - some 2011 are truly drinking amazingly- I would not let this be decanted or sip over a day and for this 2011 - why wait and cellar longer as if this can get better who knows but who cares so drink them if you got them - 2011 is proving the critics wrong as it has improved and improved - BIG SMILES for a big bottle

En Mag - Omg good with a prefect blend of 75% cab and 18% cab franc which are totally integrated with sweet fines tannins and lush fruit forward with blue / red fruits - I literally popped open and tasted and right out of the glass this was fantastic - some 2011 are truly drinking amazingly- I would not let this be decanted or sip over a day and for this 2011 - why wait and cellar longer as if this can get better who knows but who cares so drink them if you got them - 2011 is proving the critics wrong as it has improved and improved - BIG SMILES for a big bottle

9.5

Christopher Strieter Delectable Pro

Co-Founder, Senses Wines

@Continuum and tasting through the 2011...it's absolutely delicious. Great depth and moderate tannins. And a beautiful estate on Pritchard Hill

@Continuum and tasting through the 2011...it's absolutely delicious. Great depth and moderate tannins. And a beautiful estate on Pritchard Hill

9.8

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

This was the real reason a midweek lunch date was needed! Wow. Being above the fog line in Napa pays off for Tim Mondavi. More sun and warm weather produced a ripe dark black current and kirsch flavor with smooth voluptuous tannin. Ready now.

This was the real reason a midweek lunch date was needed! Wow. Being above the fog line in Napa pays off for Tim Mondavi. More sun and warm weather produced a ripe dark black current and kirsch flavor with smooth voluptuous tannin. Ready now.

9.3

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

My second favorite Napa Valley 11 behind BRAND. Hmm, Pritchard Hill neighbors. Go figure. :)

My second favorite Napa Valley 11 behind BRAND. Hmm, Pritchard Hill neighbors. Go figure. :)

9.3

David Gissen Delectable Pro

Tim Mondavi brought this to our house tonight (long story). He and the wine were great.

Tim Mondavi brought this to our house tonight (long story). He and the wine were great.

9.0

Jesse Smith Delectable Pro

Having a glass with Tim Mondavi...

Having a glass with Tim Mondavi...

9.7

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