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  • Country ranking ?

    182
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    roasted lamb

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Impressive purity of fruit and definition with black currant, oyster shell, blueberries and slate. Graphite too. Very complex yet subtle. Full-bodied, very chewy and powerful yet polished and gorgeous. Muscular, well-formed tannins. Electric style. Best ever from here. Drink in 2020.99 pts,

James Suckling 2013

 

Graphite, lavender, sage, cloves and menthol race out of the glass in the 2013 Continuum, a wine that is just as impressive in bottle as it was from barrel. An intensely saline, mineral-drenched wine endowed with serious depth and precision, the 2013 shines with exceptional structural intensity and power, all that despite just having been bottled. In 2013 the Cabernet Franc is way up, which helps give the wine more aromatic top notes as well as greater overall complexity. Simply put, the 2013 is a real knock-out.  

Antonio Galloni, Oct 2015 97 pts

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The Story

Artistic wine is an expression of man's harmony with nature. The winegrower's art begins by finding a great site, then balancing the vine to the site, the fruit to the vine, the winemaking to the fruit and ultimately the wine to the table; all for the purpose of enhancing a great meal.

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Wine Information

2013 is arguably the greatest ever year for the region.

  • Not scored yet by Parker but certainly potential for a 98-100 point score. 
    - 97 Galloni and 99pts from Suckling. 
    - Highest ever score from both critics. 
    - Only the 9th vintage – seriously impressive results. 
    - Hard to find a winery that has received such accolades in such a short space of time.
  • In the context of the leading wines from Napa, this is great value given the quality and limited supply.
  • Approx. 1,200 cases produced.
  • 2013 is the 100th anniversary of Robert Mondavi’s birth.
  • This is the first vintage to be made in its entirety at the winery.
  • Current Benchmark Market Price (Liv-ex) for 2013 vintage = £1,830 per 12

 

Estate Overview:

A single wine vineyard that was launched by Robert Mondavi and his son Tim in 2005. A Bordeaux inspired wine that is Cabernet Sauvignon led, the vision for Continuum is for it be considered one of the finest wines produced in Napa. No expense is spared ensuring their wines are the best they can be, and the estate is at the forefront of innovation with regards to wine making techniques; perhaps the most advanced winery in the world.

 

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The 2013 Proprietary Red Wine is a magnificent, grand Napa Valley wine endowed with superb depth, freshness and energy. The 2013 is so vital, so nuanced and so pure. Bright red cherry, plum and pomegranate fruit flavors literally burst from the glass. The purity of the flavors is just immense. I would prefer to cellar the 2013 for another few years, but it is utterly captivating, even in the early going.

  • 98p

Blended of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot, the 2013 Proprietary Red is deep garnet-purple colored and displays a bold, rock-star nose of crème de cassis, Chinese five spice, iron ore, sage and bay leaves with grilled meat and tilled soil nuances plus a waft of wood smoke. Full, super concentrated, rich and powerful, this opulent beauty is built like a brick house with a solid frame and a long, mineral-laced finish.

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Origin

St. Helena, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

None

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