2018 Tim Mondavi Continuum Proprietary Red

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Continuum
Vintage 2018
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2051
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The Proprietary Red Continuum is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot. In the glass, this killer is colored deep garnet purple. On the nose an incredible array of seductive aromas of violet, lavender, rosehip, cherry, currant, dark chocolate, cigar box plus hints of bay leaves and a sort of crushed wet slate. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with vibrant black fruit fueled by red fruit, spice and mineral notes. It is framed with firm, gritty, super ripe tannins and ends with fantastic fragrance and freshness. This is (once again) a masterpiece by Tim Mondavi and his team and is a wine that can age gracefully without any problem. If you want to drink it in the short term, we recommend that you decant it, so that the wine can show its true character. You can keep this wine for at least another 30+ years.

98-100/100 Parker & 100/100 Suckling - No. 6 in the Top of James Suckling's Best Wines

Vineyard for 2018 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. On 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 wine estates here in 2005. They merged them and had star architect Howard Becken build a new winery. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the well-known 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 41 hectares are currently planted with grapes, 60 hectares are planted. There are many olive trees and lush flora. Of course, the cabernet sauvignon (55%) is in the foreground here in Napa Valley, but other Bordeaux grape varieties are also grown, such as the cabernet franc (30%), merlot (4%) and petit verdot (11%). It's almost superfluous to mention that Continuum Estate didn't take much time to join California's high society and yet... that for six years now these blockbusters have received 96 points from Parker is very remarkable. If it says Mondavi, 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”

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Continuum
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2051
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 100
James Suckling rating 100
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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