2011 continuum, napa valley
Why We're Buying
Continuum is the brainchild of Tim Mondavi, son of legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi. Continuum offers a delicious, fresh, and rich-styled red wine that contrasts with his father's lighter and younger offerings. Expect to pay well into the triple digits for a single bottle.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Proprietary Red is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features fragrant earth, wet slate and bay leaves notes over a core of crushed blackberries, redcurrants and cassis with hints of pencil lead, iodine and beef drippings. Medium-bodied with a firm, chewy frame, it has lovely restraint and a long, earthy finish.