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Continuum 2016 Red Blend Napa Valley Oakville
Continuum 2016 Red Blend Napa Valley Oakville

Continuum Estate 2016 Continuum

A slightly cooler growing season, 2016 produced a smaller than normal crop that benefited from an extended hang time. This new vintage of Continuum shows delicacy on the nose with citrus blossom and rose petal aromas. The wine builds in power and presence on the palate with cassis, dark fruits, bergamot, dried wild herb, and notes of cigar box and leather. 2016 is expansive and sinewy on the mid palate with a ferrous minerality.

James Suckling - 100 Points: "Super aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries. Hints of fresh herbs and tobacco. Iron and ink. Full-bodied, very tight and powerful, yet not too heavy. Lightly chewy and polished. So much nerve and intensity. Super length and depth. Drink after 2025, but a joy to taste now."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 99 Points: "The 2016 Proprietary Red is blended of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emits an incredible array of seductive floral notes—violets, lavender and rose hip tea—with a core of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly, dark chocolate, cigar box, tapenade and crushed rocks plus hints of bay leaves, beef drippings and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with vivacious black fruit sparked by red fruit, herbal and mineral accents. It is framed with a rock-solid line of firm, grainy, super ripe tannins and finishes with fantastic fragrance and freshness. Wow!"

Vinous - 94-97 Points: "I tasted the 2016 Continuum from two hypothetical blends, both of which point to a vintage of significant potential. The first blend reveals a wine of considerable aromatic intensity and power, while the second shows the more nuanced side of the estate. Both are compelling."



 

Type

Red

Varietal

46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot

Vintage

2016

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.7%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley - St. Helena

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The Philosophy

Continuum is a single red wine produced with clarity of focus at the highest quality level; it is also an opportunity for us to do what we do best. Continuum expresses my family’s unique understanding of and expertise with Cabernet family varieties grown in the Napa Valley. For 4 generations, the Mondavi family has grown and produced wines to stand in the company of the worlds’ finest. My grandfather Cesare first brought wine to the table but it was my father Robert’s pursuit of excellence that inspired my family’s vision. Today my sister Marcia and I, with our children and team, are committed to this continuum of excellence, innovation and tradition.’
Tim Mondavi

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