Continuum Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

$199.99

New release now available!  Continuum is the new tiny production Cabernet from the Mondavi Family. Extremely Limited.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

jesus g Delectable Pro

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

100 years

100 years

9.6

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Easily the wines of the night. Poised and elegant but also rich and complex.

Easily the wines of the night. Poised and elegant but also rich and complex.

9.9

Melanie McIntyre Delectable Pro

Beautifully elegant with fruit and earthy complexity.... Ahhhhh...

Beautifully elegant with fruit and earthy complexity.... Ahhhhh...

9.5

Christopher Strieter Delectable Pro

Co-Founder, Senses Wines

Wow. I'd drink this #wine any night. Congrats to the Mondavi team and thanks for sharing @Carlo Mondavi @Dante Mondavi

Wow. I'd drink this #wine any night. Congrats to the Mondavi team and thanks for sharing @Carlo Mondavi @Dante Mondavi

9.5

Mike R Delectable Pro

Few friends over last night and what was supposed to a relaxing evening became a drinking free for all and it was a blast but no way posting last night - had this wine previously for 2010 and 11 and first time with 12 - stunning wine and really got things rolling - we killed this bottle like was water after being in the desert for two days - in seconds and @Jody Scharf not a lot of breathing but a lot oh yeahs - a little sweeter than I remember but a great time which leads me to my final seasonal quote from Elf "I like to smile ... smiling is my favorite" and of course this wine is helping so much - PS not smiling as much this morning - belated Merry Christmas to all and to all get some rest

Few friends over last night and what was supposed to a relaxing evening became a drinking free for all and it was a blast but no way posting last night - had this wine previously for 2010 and 11 and first time with 12 - stunning wine and really got things rolling - we killed this bottle like was water after being in the desert for two days - in seconds and @Jody Scharf not a lot of breathing but a lot oh yeahs - a little sweeter than I remember but a great time which leads me to my final seasonal quote from Elf "I like to smile ... smiling is my favorite" and of course this wine is helping so much - PS not smiling as much this morning - belated Merry Christmas to all and to all get some rest

9.4

Andrew Holloway Delectable Pro

Velvet + chocolate

Velvet + chocolate

9.2

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

A very complex aroma - blackberry, violet, roses and ginger (cardamom). May I have another?

A very complex aroma - blackberry, violet, roses and ginger (cardamom). May I have another?

9.4

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

In contrast to the Chappellet this was rocking although 5 years younger and both from Pritchard Hill. Deep dark fruits, chocolate, black cherry and some oak but very well integrated. I've never opened a Continuum that doesn't kick ass. Young but no reason to wait.

In contrast to the Chappellet this was rocking although 5 years younger and both from Pritchard Hill. Deep dark fruits, chocolate, black cherry and some oak but very well integrated. I've never opened a Continuum that doesn't kick ass. Young but no reason to wait.

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

Oh no. I'm ruined by tasting this. The fruits...the tannins...the velvet...

Oh no. I'm ruined by tasting this. The fruits...the tannins...the velvet...

9.6

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Unctuous with a massive chocolate note. Silky and long with a mouthwatering finish.

Unctuous with a massive chocolate note. Silky and long with a mouthwatering finish.

9.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.