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Continuum, Napa Valley 2008

For his own next chapter after the sale of his family’s winery, Tim Mondavi departed the valley floor to Pritchard Hill, east of Oakville. Continuum has gained refinement as Mondavi shifted fruit sources from famous To Kalon to more mountain estate parcels, adding more Cabernet Franc. The 2008 is 70% estate fruit, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with 17% Cabernet Franc, plus Merlot and Petit Verdot. Dried-flower and smoked tobacco aromas give it a distinct perfume, with bright huckleberry to match rich cassis. A tremendous density of fruit. 19pts/20
Price: N/A UK continuumestate.com
Drink: 2012–2028
Alc: 14.9%