Tim Mondavi’s master piece! This is my 2014 Continuum. One word: FANTABULOUS! Sage mountain vineyard in 2014 was incredible for cabernet! This is the best cab Ive had all year! Who says you dont always get what you pay for? 225 dollars of pure ecstasy in a glass! Wow. Fig newton dipped in grape jelly on the nose. Dark berries fill the palate followed by black pepper and dark chocolate . It is as velvety smooth as it gets. The oak and tree moss come through￼￼ on the finish with a slight tingle on the corners of the lips and cheeks. The finish is dry and lingers with even more complexity! Cigar box, mineral rich soil, Black licorice, and grape jelly again! Goodness. I have been waiting on this one for a long time and I am so glad it is as good as I thought it would be. I just wish I had someone to share it with!!!￼￼￼ — 21 days ago
Backwoods crossing with Lauren and Danny — 6 months ago
Popped and poured; consumed over three days. Day 1 was super duper primary and “okay” but not all that interesting. Day 2 was better. Day 3? Now it had my attention. Dark cherry, Fig Newton™️, and conditioned leather. Dry. Medium tannins. Medium-plus acid. Versatile. I was on the fence with this...but I’ve come around. I dig it, but it needs time (or significant air). — a year ago
[Tasted on March 30, 2022 at Home]
Apple, melon and apricot fruit, with vanilla and spice. Buttery, oaky style of Chardonnay. — 3 months ago
Bought at Ansonia, Newton. — 7 months ago
VinoDivino Newton. Earthy round Pinot. — 2 years ago
Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, espresso, cedar and sweet floral notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry, strawberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and earthy mineral notes. Nice! — 3 months ago
Wow, what a killer Chardonnay this is, Newton Johnson’s Family Vineyards 2019. From the get-go, the wine bursts forth with aromas of burnt butter, toffee, bruised pear, apple tart and chamomile. This has great variety on the nose and displays characteristics of fruit, herbaceousness, oak and sharp citrus. It’s quite arresting and makes for a wine you sniff for some time before taking a sip.
So, the sip? Intense and concentrated on the palate, showing great depth and terrific cut from fresh squeezed lime. The wine expands in the mouth and finishes long.
This really is exemplary Chardonnay and I’m glad I have a few more bottles in the trunk. — 5 months ago
Tasting notes: Black pepper, fig Newton, salsa verde, dark chocolate — 2 years ago