Proprietary Red 2011 Continuum
€ 192,39 (incl. Vat)
Another strong effort by Tim Mondavi from this relatively new project on Pritchard Hill, the 2011 Continuum’s final blend was 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. Harvested late, between October 17 and November 3, it spent 19 months in 85% new French oak. The wine’s impressive deep ruby/plum/purple color is followed by notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and spring flowers. Like most 2011s, it has evolved early, but it is a medium to full-bodied beauty that represents one of the most successful wines of the vintage. Drink it now and over the next 12-16 years.
An enticing, graceful and seductive style, this succeeds in its deft balance and refined dark berry, cedar and black licorice notes that linger on the finish as the tannins gain traction and grip. Eases back in richness from prior vintages of this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.