Continuum, The Legacy Carried On
Continuum’s new release in the 2013
If we talked about wine from the United Stated of America. The very first name you think of might be Napa Valley, Opus One or Robert Mondavi. After Robert Mondavi passed away in 2008, the family wine business was sold. You might have heard another name in wine industry “Continuum” The wine from his family and his successor, Tim Mondavi.
Founded in 2005 by Robert Mondavi himself with two of his successor, Marcia and Tim Mondavi. “Continuum” was born from the single vineyard at Prichard Hills. The Label is designed from silhouette of Cabernet France which is Tim most favourite grapevine. For “Continuum 2013” you would see the dove fly over the vineyard. Its represented his father ,Robert Mondavi, who look after his family and the vineyards from up above. The number 1–40–100 refers to 1 single vineyards, 40 is Tim’s experiences in wine making industry, and 100 implies to 100th anniversary of his father’s birthday.
“Continuum 2013” is made of an interesting grape proportion, Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Cabernet Franc 21% (which is pretty high), Petit Verdot 9%, and 4% Merlot. Fermented in cement and oak barrel, then aged in French oak barrel before bottling. The visual is impressive with vibrant violet and ruby red which leads to the aroma of blackberry, blue berry, a hinted of smoke followed by full-bodied, mouth-filled, elegant tannin, a little bit of acidity and mineral which made a savoury taste. Best from now but better in time.