Continuum

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.448 ratings
9.518 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Dark, chewy, tarry tannins, used expresso grounds, tarriness, very dark currants, ripe, blackberries, black plum skin, black raspberries, purple fruits, dry, crushed rocks, dry stems, leather, dry tobacco with withering dark florals.

Dark, chewy, tarry tannins, used expresso grounds, tarriness, very dark currants, ripe, blackberries, black plum skin, black raspberries, purple fruits, dry, crushed rocks, dry stems, leather, dry tobacco with withering dark florals.

Aug 17th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Deep and dark purplish ruby. Rich nose with lots of dark cocoa, cassis, black fruits, light graphite and dark gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A bit of anise on the palate with dark fruits, baking spices, tobacco and some nice minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

This vintage is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot.

95+ Points

Deep and dark purplish ruby. Rich nose with lots of dark cocoa, cassis, black fruits, light graphite and dark gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A bit of anise on the palate with dark fruits, baking spices, tobacco and some nice minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

This vintage is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot.

95+ Points

Apr 4th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

First blind red for my father’s 53rd birthday. We tried four 2014s, two were Cabernet Sauvignons and two were Bordeaux Blends.

Deep purplish ruby red. Restrained yet rich nose, dark berries, dark spices and gravel. Heavy tannins (7/10), full bodied and great structure. Rich palate with sweet spices, anise, dark cocoa, black fruits and perfume too. Long and a touch bitter in the finish. Drink till 2037. (95+)

First blind red for my father’s 53rd birthday. We tried four 2014s, two were Cabernet Sauvignons and two were Bordeaux Blends.

Deep purplish ruby red. Restrained yet rich nose, dark berries, dark spices and gravel. Heavy tannins (7/10), full bodied and great structure. Rich palate with sweet spices, anise, dark cocoa, black fruits and perfume too. Long and a touch bitter in the finish. Drink till 2037. (95+)

Jan 21st, 2018
Gordon Walker

Beautiful plush integrated slightly floral well balanced wine

Beautiful plush integrated slightly floral well balanced wine

Nov 29th, 2017
Matt Lasater

I felt a lot of potential here. Right now it seemed a little coiled. Would love to revisit with some time. Very concentrated and dense yet with energy and minerality throughout. Stuck me as one of the more transparent Pritchard Hill wines I’ve tried. A terroir wine at its core. You can taste the site and it’s only going to get better.

I felt a lot of potential here. Right now it seemed a little coiled. Would love to revisit with some time. Very concentrated and dense yet with energy and minerality throughout. Stuck me as one of the more transparent Pritchard Hill wines I’ve tried. A terroir wine at its core. You can taste the site and it’s only going to get better.

Nov 21st, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

Sometimes you just have to celebrate the moment. I had a Continuum back in its 2nd year of release. And the ‘14 delivered in spades.

Sometimes you just have to celebrate the moment. I had a Continuum back in its 2nd year of release. And the ‘14 delivered in spades.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

One the nose, lean, ripe, ruby, fruits of blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plum. Loamy soils, vanilla and fragrant perfumed florals. The body is medium with dry, silty, soft tannins. The fruits are lean & ripe, and creamy; blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plums. Dark, dry, loamy soils, dry stems, soft leather, wood shavings, touch of vanilla, raspberry cola, steeped fruit tea, dark chocolate bar, violets, red florals, good acidity and a lean dry finish. It's a decent wine that will improve but I'm not at all seeing the $200 plus a bottle price point. Photo tour of the estate, Continuuim vineyard, tasting room and owner Tim Mondavi and his daughter Carissa.

One the nose, lean, ripe, ruby, fruits of blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plum. Loamy soils, vanilla and fragrant perfumed florals. The body is medium with dry, silty, soft tannins. The fruits are lean & ripe, and creamy; blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plums. Dark, dry, loamy soils, dry stems, soft leather, wood shavings, touch of vanilla, raspberry cola, steeped fruit tea, dark chocolate bar, violets, red florals, good acidity and a lean dry finish. It's a decent wine that will improve but I'm not at all seeing the $200 plus a bottle price point. Photo tour of the estate, Continuuim vineyard, tasting room and owner Tim Mondavi and his daughter Carissa.

Jun 30th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.8

Had to have one.

Had to have one.

Apr 28th, 2017
Nikolaus Schuhl

Sommelier/Sales Epic Wines

9.4

Layered integration. Accessable early with ageability. Great aromatics showing the vineyard source.

Layered integration. Accessable early with ageability. Great aromatics showing the vineyard source.

Apr 13th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Deep purplish red. Thick and layered nose, with cinnamon, black cherries, baking spices and fuller than the Novicium. Thick and plush on the palate with tons of dark fruits. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A bit gritty but great texture. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2030.

Bordeaux blend made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot.

Deep purplish red. Thick and layered nose, with cinnamon, black cherries, baking spices and fuller than the Novicium. Thick and plush on the palate with tons of dark fruits. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A bit gritty but great texture. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2030.

Bordeaux blend made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot.

Feb 4th, 2017