Continuum Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Editors Note: Congratulations to the Continuum team on their 2013 release, marking their first bottling that is 100% estate fruit plus commemorating two monumental anniversaries: the 100th year since patriarch Robert Mondavi’s birth and the 40th anniversary of Tim Mondavi at the helm crafting many of the most renowned Cabernets in Napa Valley history (including Opus One and now Continuum).

Our panel has been fortunate to sample every vintage of Continuum and this 2013 is head and shoulders above them all (including past Continuum and every Opus One this legendary team crafted in the past)! Once again, iconic vigneron Tim Mondavi has fashioned an ultra-velvety, superbly balanced Cabernet blend from his now-flourishing vines on his Pritchard Hill Estate property. This new 2013 release launches forth with a vibrancy that will dazzle your palate tonight (after decanting) and anytime for another decade. Intense notes of mocha, blackberries, and currants with hints of cinnamon, savory herbs and black truffles. The tantalizing finish features espresso and dark chocolate enveloped by prodigious tannins and delicately toasted oak to crescendo for a supremely satisfying experience.

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