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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Continuum  2005
Continuum 2005
(search item no. 121830)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 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
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 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

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Continuum is a dense, beautifully harmonious, rich and aromatic wine with very expressive and generous flavors. It has a warm and enveloping entry, rich middle palate and long finish. Descriptors include rose petal, brown spice, sandalwood and cardamom, lingering with flavors of graphite and licorice on the finish. It shows a suppleness and generosity that makes it approachable now, with a firmness of supple tannins that promise a long and beautiful life.
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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.