The 2014 vintage celebrates the 10th release of Continuum! This vintage, a beautiful, rich, and vibrant blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot, is more approachable than the well-regarded 2013 vintage. It reveals a harmonious balance of fruit, site, and season from Continuum Estate’s Sage Mountain Vineyard. Very expressive already, it is certainly age-worthy, ready to cellar for decades.
“Fabulous aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, sage and mint. Lead pencil and graphite, too. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are slowly transformed to ripe and beautiful fruit. Super polished and textured. Great finish. Drink in 2022, but it’s hard not to drink now. This harkens back to the great Mondavi reserves of the 1970s in texture and construction.”
99 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2016
“A raw, intense wine, the 2014 Continuum reveals serious intensity. Next to some of the more recent vintages, the 2014 is a bit more lithe and linear in feel, but like the 2013, it shows darker tonalities of fruit and terrific energy. Mocha, black cherries, graphite and cloves add the final shades of nuance. Although it is early, the 2014 is shaping up very nicely.”
(93-96) points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Oct 2015
“The bonds of family run deep at Continuum, where Tim and Marcia Mondavi have created a world-class estate in just a few years. Here, high up on the Vaca Mountains, nestled between Ovid and Stagecoach, the Mondavis are making wines of pedigree and class. Tim Mondavi’s daughter, Chiara, works day to day winemaking, and no detail is too small to escape Tim Mondavi’s attention. An increasing emphasis on Cabernet Franc, co-fermentations and less new oak are some of the more recent developments at Continuum. The attention to detail is equaled at only a handful of properties across the valley. Since 2012 Continuum is a 100% estate wine, so it is very much early days. Needless to say, it will be fascinating to watch this latest chapter in the Mondavi family history unfold over the coming years and decades.”
Antonio Galloni on Continuum Estate, “From 2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America”, Oct 2015