Extreme care and attention to detail in both vineyard and cellar produced a fabulous 2013 Continuum, 100% grown, produced and bottled at our estate high above Oakville. The 2013's dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. A full-bodied wine, with a supple palate and finely sculpted tannins, 2013 shows damson plum, black cherry and roasted coffee notes and a long, complex finish. Our finest vintage yet, 2013 is a wine to savor and enjoy through all the seasons of its opulent, and age worthy life.
Wine Advocate: 97 Points
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.