Continuum Estate, located on the east side of the Napa Valley on Pritchard Hill high above Oakville, was founded by Tim Mondavi, his sister Marcia and their father Robert. Pritchard Hill has become a renowned vineyard in Napa with the perfect combination of soils, exposure and climate. Tim, Marcia and their respective children produce Continuum, a small production single estate wine which celebrates the Mondavi family’s four generations in wine and Tim Mondavi’s five decades as a wine grower. From 2012 the wines have been made exclusively with estate fruit and the Continuum is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Stylistically it is quite robust yet the tannins are fine and harmonious and the energetic, focussed core that runs from start to finish provides real precision and complexity. This serious wine is now pretty much on allocation.
Winemaker: Tim and Marcia Mondavi