2018 Continuum ‘Sage Mountain’ Proprietary Red Napa Valley
A fragrant start of violets, cherries, brambly blue fruit, and iron. The body is medium plus in weight and the palate is packed with dark berries, freshness, and incredible finish of seamless tannins. The mouthfeel is always what keeps us coming back to this wine; absolutely stunning and floods every taste bud with excitement.
98-100 points, Wine Advocate
The Mondavi family name has always made heads turn, but Tim Mondavi makes heads turn with his incredible production of the Continuum wine. High up on Pritchard Hill is where Sage Mountain Vineyard sits, and Tim refers to this piece of land as “elevated Oakville.” 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.
This wine showcases everything that 2018 could offer: mineral driven freshness, concentration, and seamless tannin integration. Wine Advocate noted, “the palate is completely packed with tightly wound black and red berry layers, framed by firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredibly persistent and evocative floral and mineral layers. An absolute head-turner, this 2018 is all that and then some.” Only 18 bottles released, don’t wait, the time is now.
|Product Name||2018 Continuum ‘Sage Mountain’ Proprietary Red Napa Valley|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Spectrum of Style||Elegant|
|New World Region||Napa Valley|