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2013 Continuum Proprietary Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 97 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 15 JR
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
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SKU: 281531-2013

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  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2021-2033
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    Impressive purity of fruit and definition with blackcurrant, 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. Drink in 2020.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Spicy oak adds a hazelnut and sandalwood character and a suppleness to the texture of fine-grained earth, espresso, savory berry and underbrush flavors. Impressively delicate, balanced and refined. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2027
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Strong clove scent, heavily extracted fruit. Deep colour, high tannin, confected fruit. A wine of method that has little charm for me. (RH)
    Drink Dates: 2015-2018
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The blend of the 2013 Proprietary Red Continuum is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. This was aged in about 80% new French oak for 20 months prior to bottling. In his technical notes he said that 30% of production was declassified. A flawless, potential masterpiece in the making, the dense ruby/purple color, beautiful notes of blueberry, black cherry, graphite and a touch of earth and background smoke are followed by a full-bodied wine with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. The tannins are present and substantial, but silky and well-integrated. This is a tour de force from Tim Mondavi and his team ' a masterpiece of power and finesse that, although approachable now, should age gracefully for at least another 25-30 years.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2046
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2018-2020
    Author: Josh

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 425 bottles owned
  • 74 collectors