Continuum Proprietary Red 2016 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Continuum Proprietary Red 2016 750ml
SKU: 59299

Continuum Proprietary Red 2016

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Continuum
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
2016 Continuum has heightened citrus blossom and rose petal aromatics, and builds in power and presence on the palate with cassis, dark fruits, bergamot, and dried wild herb with notes of cigar box and leather. Exquisitely balanced, 2016 is expansive and sinewy on the mid palate with a graphite and earthy minerality. The firm iron core of these volcanic soils causes the vines to struggle, producing fewer but more flavorful berries. That is expressed in 2016 Continuum's vibrancy, many layers and assertive structure, all of which pay homage to its origin. For the fullest sensory experience we encourage decanting to allow the wine to breathe before serving. Decanting awakens the wine's more purely fragrant expression and enhances the suppleness of the palate. Continuum is accessible and enjoyable upon release; however extended aging will be richly rewarded.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Proprietary Red is blended of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emits an incredible array of seductive floral notes-violets, lavender and rose hip tea-with a core of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly, dark chocolate, cigar box, tapenade and crushed rocks plus hints of bay leaves, beef drippings and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with vivacious black fruit sparked by red fruit, herbal and mineral accents. It is framed with a rock-solid line of firm, grainy, super ripe tannins and finishes with fantastic fragrance and freshness. Wow!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 28, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a very young, concentrated and tannin-laced wine with great potential for aging, from Tim and Marcia Mondavi's Pritchard Hill winery estate. An almost black color is the first impression, then an aroma of blueberries, blackberries and black currants leads to very ripe black-fruit flavors and oak spices that are thoroughly held in check by the tight texture. Best from 2028-2038.

Jim Gordon, December 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Dark and winey, delivering well-steeped currant and blackberry fruit infused with dark earth, tobacco, and graphite notes. The fruit wins out in the end, but the background keeps this grounded. Really solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2030. 4,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2019