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Date Printed: 7/28/2016
Continuum (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Continuum (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 115921)
collectible wine
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2016: $359.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Continuum is a magnificent and deeply sensual wine; we believe it to be an exceptional reflection of our unique estate. The majority of the fruit, more than 80%, is from our Pritchard Hill estate vineyards. These higher elevation sites with their red rocky soils grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Merlot with nerve, vitality and concentration. In general, the 2009 lots from Pritchard Hill have astonishing vibrancy and definition which is readily apparent in the finished wine. The 2009 is lush, rich and elegant showing supple, complex tannins layered with graphite and autumnal notes, all leading to an impressive extended finish. Aromas of wild black cherry, dark chocolate, bergamot zest and summer rose lead to blackberry, cardamom and black truffle on the palate. A wine of wonderful power and elegance, the 2009's inherent harmony and finesse make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty.

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot

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About Continuum:

Continuum is a celebration of the Mondavi family's proud history in Napa Valley; a single wine from a single estate committed to standing in the company of the great wines of the world. Located high atop Pritchard Hill on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, Continuum is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Tim Mondavi believes that wine is an artistic expression of man's harmony with nature and as such, production practices at Continuum honor and support the vineyards through balancing the essence of classic techniques with modern day innovations. Continuum's goat is to craft balanced wine of power, finesse and elegance - wines that re expressions of the land, the people and the vintage.