2017 Tim Mondavi Continuum Proprietary Red

299.00 247.11
Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Continuum
Year 2017
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2047
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The Proprietary Red Continuum is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 9% Merlot. In the glass, this great colored deep garnet purple. With an incredible array of tantalizing aromas of violets, lavender, rose hips, cherry, currant, dark chocolate, cigar box plus hints of bay leaves and some sort of crushed wet slate on the palate, the wine is full-bodied with vibrant black fruit fueled by red fruits, spices and mineral accents. It is framed with firm, grainy, super ripe tannins and ends with fantastic fragrance and freshness. This is (again) a masterpiece by Tim Mondavi and his team and is a wine that can gracefully grow very old. If you want to drink it in the short term, we advise you to decant it so that the wine can show its true character. You can impose this wine for at least 30+ years.

James Suckling: 98 points
Antonio Galloni: 96 points

Vineyard for 2017 Tim Mondavi Continuum Proprietary Red

Continuum Estate is located on the Pritchard Hills in Vaca Mountains. About 60 miles northeast of San Francisco and about 8 miles southwest of St. Helena. From here you have a beautiful view of Oakland. If it's a good day you will see the Opus One Winery. And that is no coincidence, the Continuum Estate is a project of the Mondavi family (Tim Mondavi, his sister Marcia and Margrit Mondavi), who acquired two wineries here in 2005. They put them together and had a new winery built by star architect Howard Becken. It is in the immediate vicinity of the famous wineries Bryant, Chappellet and Colgin. The route was therefore clear from the start: Super-premium à la Napa Valley. And the conditions are excellent. There is the usual high-end winery, an excellent hillside location, but also the right terroir: volcanic and iron-rich soils.

The winery covers a total of 172 hectares, of which currently 41 hectares are planted with grapes, 60 hectares are planted. There are many olive trees and lush flora. Of course here in Napa Valley the cabernet sauvignon (55%) is in the foreground, but other burgundy grape varieties are also grown, such as the cabernet franc (30%), merlot (4%) and petit verdot (11%). Needless to say, Continuum Estate didn't take much time to join California's high society and yet ... that these blockbusters had already received 96 points from Parker for six years is very remarkable. If it says Mondavi then it also contains Mondavi! Robert Parker writes, "Tim Mondavi's new project continues to display exceptional promise. Kudos to Tim Mondavi for continuing the legacy of his family”

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Continuum
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2047
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 98
James Suckling rating 98
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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