Continuum

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3147 ratings
9.343 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep ruby red with garnet hue. Dark spices on the nose, notes of anise, herbs and raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus body. Solid acidity too. A little herbal on the palate, dark berries, crushed gravel, pencil shavings. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

Deep ruby red with garnet hue. Dark spices on the nose, notes of anise, herbs and raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus body. Solid acidity too. A little herbal on the palate, dark berries, crushed gravel, pencil shavings. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

Jan 8th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Night six on the Allure of the Seas and wine number seven from the wine crate. This night we are at Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse.

Deep ruby red. Attack on the nose was soft with notes of dark spices, anise and iron. Seems to need a little bit of time but the 2011 characteristics keep poking through with notes of twigs, herbal and greenery. With a bit more time came some cinnamon and dark red berries. Medium tannins (6/10) with solid acidity. Seems younger than the nose when you get to the palate with black currants, cassis, bramble red berries and a touch of heat. Medium to medium plus bodied with a little bit of earthiness in the medium plus to full finish. Drink till 2026.

Night six on the Allure of the Seas and wine number seven from the wine crate. This night we are at Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse.

Deep ruby red. Attack on the nose was soft with notes of dark spices, anise and iron. Seems to need a little bit of time but the 2011 characteristics keep poking through with notes of twigs, herbal and greenery. With a bit more time came some cinnamon and dark red berries. Medium tannins (6/10) with solid acidity. Seems younger than the nose when you get to the palate with black currants, cassis, bramble red berries and a touch of heat. Medium to medium plus bodied with a little bit of earthiness in the medium plus to full finish. Drink till 2026.

Sep 9th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Outstanding balance and harmony, gorgeous red fruit and great acidity.

Outstanding balance and harmony, gorgeous red fruit and great acidity.

8 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2014
Gordon Walker

Oakey black fruit with lots of tannin and body, hot sexy fruit bomb

Oakey black fruit with lots of tannin and body, hot sexy fruit bomb

2 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Mike R
9.5

En Mag - Omg good with a prefect blend of 75% cab and 18% cab franc which are totally integrated with sweet fines tannins and lush fruit forward with blue / red fruits - I literally popped open and tasted and right out of the glass this was fantastic - some 2011 are truly drinking amazingly- I would not let this be decanted or sip over a day and for this 2011 - why wait and cellar longer as if this can get better who knows but who cares so drink them if you got them - 2011 is proving the critics wrong as it has improved and improved - BIG SMILES for a big bottle

En Mag - Omg good with a prefect blend of 75% cab and 18% cab franc which are totally integrated with sweet fines tannins and lush fruit forward with blue / red fruits - I literally popped open and tasted and right out of the glass this was fantastic - some 2011 are truly drinking amazingly- I would not let this be decanted or sip over a day and for this 2011 - why wait and cellar longer as if this can get better who knows but who cares so drink them if you got them - 2011 is proving the critics wrong as it has improved and improved - BIG SMILES for a big bottle

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2020
Christopher Strieter

Co-Founder, Senses Wines

9.8

@Continuum and tasting through the 2011...it's absolutely delicious. Great depth and moderate tannins. And a beautiful estate on Pritchard Hill

@Continuum and tasting through the 2011...it's absolutely delicious. Great depth and moderate tannins. And a beautiful estate on Pritchard Hill

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2014
Rob Brobst III

This was the real reason a midweek lunch date was needed! Wow. Being above the fog line in Napa pays off for Tim Mondavi. More sun and warm weather produced a ripe dark black current and kirsch flavor with smooth voluptuous tannin. Ready now.

This was the real reason a midweek lunch date was needed! Wow. Being above the fog line in Napa pays off for Tim Mondavi. More sun and warm weather produced a ripe dark black current and kirsch flavor with smooth voluptuous tannin. Ready now.

Jan 26th, 2017
Greg Gregory

My second favorite Napa Valley 11 behind BRAND. Hmm, Pritchard Hill neighbors. Go figure. :)

My second favorite Napa Valley 11 behind BRAND. Hmm, Pritchard Hill neighbors. Go figure. :)

Feb 11th, 2016
David Gissen

Tim Mondavi brought this to our house tonight (long story). He and the wine were great.

Tim Mondavi brought this to our house tonight (long story). He and the wine were great.

Dec 20th, 2015
Jesse Smith

Having a glass with Tim Mondavi...

Having a glass with Tim Mondavi...

Oct 31st, 2015