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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Continuum  2007
Continuum 2007
(search item no. 103815)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Continuum is a richly aromatic wine showing great balance and finesse on the palate. A unique blend, Continuum expresses the nerve and power of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the structure and exotic aromas of the Cabernet Franc and the depth and density of color of the Petit Verdot. The 2007 blend manifests this in firm yet supple tannins, a generous mid-palate with a long, nuanced finish making for a very textural, silky wine. Aromas of black currant, mulberry, and rose petal lead to cardamom, truffle and graphite flavors. A wine of exquisite power and elegance, the harmonious integration and balance make it delicious now, while assuring tremendous ageabilty.

For the fullest sensory experience, we encourage decanting, allowing Continuum to breathe before serving. Decanting awakens the wine's more purely fragrant expression and enhances the suppleness on the palate.

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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.