2017 Continuum 'Sage Mountain' Proprietary Red Napa Valley
Aromas of blueberry pie, sagebrush, tea leaves, and rose petals flow off the rim. The palate is strong and dense with blackberry, soft oak, and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is what stuns the sensations as it is velvety and nuanced with freshness and fantastic depth.
High up on Pritchard Hill just below the morning cloud cover and overlooking Napa Valley and San Francisco (on a clear day) is where this Sage Mountain Vineyard sits. Tim Mondavi refers to this piece of land as “elevated Oakville” and he and his team selectively hand-harvest every cluster and make use of their state-of-the-art facility for this dream in a bottle. “Continuum is a single wine, produced with clarity of focus at the highest quality level. A unique wine, it is a blend of Cabernet family varieties grown on our hillside vineyard above the Napa Valley.” –Tim Mondavi.
The 2017 vintage was not easy for the mountain top kings and yet they still shocked reviewers around the nation. Antonio Galloni noted that “the 2017 Continuum is easily one of the wines of the year. Even in the early going, it is truly magnificent.” James Suckling gave it 98pts and described it as fine and focused, tight and elegant, and beautiful with lovely tension. Look no further for the next best wine in the cellar.
|Product Name||2017 Continuum 'Sage Mountain' Proprietary Red Napa Valley|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Spectrum of Style||Sensuous|
|New World Region||Napa Valley|