Continuum

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.487 ratings
9.520 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

One of my bottles. One of my favorite wineries and easily one of the top 5 winery visits I’ve ever done. To me, this is “classic” Continuum in that is has just a impeccable balance of both fruit and herbal/savory notes both aromatically and on the palate. I let this slow ox for a couple hours, checking in ever so often, and found this hit stride after about two hours of air. Lovely bouquet of potpourri, lavender, graphite, sage, currant, ripe blackberries, black cherries and mocha. On the palate, its profile is soft yet all encompassing. Mulberries, cassis, tobacco leaves, herbs de Provence, licorice, dark cocoa, baking spices and a touch savory toward the finish. Enjoyable now and not getting better. My thanks to
@Bill Bender for this.

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

One of my bottles. One of my favorite wineries and easily one of the top 5 winery visits I’ve ever done. To me, this is “classic” Continuum in that is has just a impeccable balance of both fruit and herbal/savory notes both aromatically and on the palate. I let this slow ox for a couple hours, checking in ever so often, and found this hit stride after about two hours of air. Lovely bouquet of potpourri, lavender, graphite, sage, currant, ripe blackberries, black cherries and mocha. On the palate, its profile is soft yet all encompassing. Mulberries, cassis, tobacco leaves, herbs de Provence, licorice, dark cocoa, baking spices and a touch savory toward the finish. Enjoyable now and not getting better. My thanks to
@Bill Bender for this.

Mar 7th, 2020
Roy Goble

My wife said it had a chocolate aftertaste so had to picture it in front of the chocolate jar

My wife said it had a chocolate aftertaste so had to picture it in front of the chocolate jar

Mar 15th, 2018
Roy Goble

Considering it’s a 2009, really quite good.

Considering it’s a 2009, really quite good.

Feb 26th, 2018
Roy Goble

Had this a month ago but found it even nicer tonight.

Had this a month ago but found it even nicer tonight.

Feb 8th, 2018
Roy Goble

Well this is embarrassing! Totally forgot I had these bottles in the cellar. Very nice. Not sure it fully represents Pritchard Hill; more Oakville-ish. Still delicious.

Well this is embarrassing! Totally forgot I had these bottles in the cellar. Very nice. Not sure it fully represents Pritchard Hill; more Oakville-ish. Still delicious.

Dec 24th, 2017
TC Frazier

2009; 375ml

2009; 375ml

2 people found it helpfulMay 19th, 2014
TC Frazier

Start making your verticals now. They're very first vintage was 2005 and I believe this was the first vintage where it was mostly estate grown fruit

Start making your verticals now. They're very first vintage was 2005 and I believe this was the first vintage where it was mostly estate grown fruit

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2014
Jordan Gianelli

No surprise here. Unbelievably powerful yet restrained. Approaching too big, but pulls back and shows you a thing or two about coming to a precise, long, super layered finish. Yes please.

No surprise here. Unbelievably powerful yet restrained. Approaching too big, but pulls back and shows you a thing or two about coming to a precise, long, super layered finish. Yes please.

2 people found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2013
Rafael Landestoy

Bottle was Coravined for about a month and was still fresh as can be but with slightly softer tannins. Great bottle.

Bottle was Coravined for about a month and was still fresh as can be but with slightly softer tannins. Great bottle.

Jan 30th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Great great wine. Went very nicely with the coffee rubbed lamb chops and the final course which was the beef tenderloin.

Great great wine. Went very nicely with the coffee rubbed lamb chops and the final course which was the beef tenderloin.

Jan 1st, 2015