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Continuum Cabernet Blend 2018 - 3 Bottles

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Price: $850.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping.

100 Points | RP 
“Composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple 2018 Proprietary Red has a fantastically fragrant nose of candied violets, red roses, Morello cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of wild blueberries, red currant jelly, iron ore and forest floor, plus a waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely packed with tightly wound black and red berry layers, framed by firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredibly persistent and evocative floral and mineral layers. An absolute head-turner, this 2018 is all that and then some. Tim Mondavi mentioned that this is due to be bottled in just a few weeks—mid-August—meaning this barrel sample I tasted is pretty close to being a finished wine. With the estate vineyard turning 10 year's old in 2018, here's where we see how incredibly special this singular Pritchard Hill site really is.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate  

“In a word, this new Continuum is sublime! An exuberant bouquet of flashy dark fruit and sage aromas lead to ethereal notes of blackberries, raspberries, cassis, baking spices, espresso bean and graphite. Savory herbs, truffles, pipe tobacco and subtle hints of toffee compliment the captivating finish. Once again, Tim Mondavi and his supremely talented team has crafted a monumentally delicious Cabernet blend that I deem a masterpiece in the making; worthy of 98+ points now and triple digits soon. Decant if enjoying prior to 2023 and savor ever sip through 2030. While every ‘name brand’ winemaker worldwide strives to achieve balance in their flagship wines, nobody achieves this ‘holy grail’ as consistently as Mondavi. I say this with great enthusiasm after judging every vintage of Continuum since its inception.” - Hal Oates, Porthos Owner
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping.

100 Points | RP 
“Composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple 2018 Proprietary Red has a fantastically fragrant nose of candied violets, red roses, Morello cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of wild blueberries, red currant jelly, iron ore and forest floor, plus a waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely packed with tightly wound black and red berry layers, framed by firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredibly persistent and evocative floral and mineral layers. An absolute head-turner, this 2018 is all that and then some. Tim Mondavi mentioned that this is due to be bottled in just a few weeks—mid-August—meaning this barrel sample I tasted is pretty close to being a finished wine. With the estate vineyard turning 10 year's old in 2018, here's where we see how incredibly special this singular Pritchard Hill site really is.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate  

“In a word, this new Continuum is sublime! An exuberant bouquet of flashy dark fruit and sage aromas lead to ethereal notes of blackberries, raspberries, cassis, baking spices, espresso bean and graphite. Savory herbs, truffles, pipe tobacco and subtle hints of toffee compliment the captivating finish. Once again, Tim Mondavi and his supremely talented team has crafted a monumentally delicious Cabernet blend that I deem a masterpiece in the making; worthy of 98+ points now and triple digits soon. Decant if enjoying prior to 2023 and savor ever sip through 2030. While every ‘name brand’ winemaker worldwide strives to achieve balance in their flagship wines, nobody achieves this ‘holy grail’ as consistently as Mondavi. I say this with great enthusiasm after judging every vintage of Continuum since its inception.” - Hal Oates, Porthos Owner



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

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