Continuum

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.462 ratings
9.519 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
"Odedi"

It is time for a delicious Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Deep inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, herbs, light eucalyptus, black pepper, herbs and black tea.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, figs, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 8 year old from the great 2014 vintage, is drinking very nicely now. Fruit forward, rich and extracted.

Showing great complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

This Single Vineyard is opulent and very smooth. Gorgeous with generous fruit.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Wine Enthusiasts 93 points. Robert Parker 97 points.

A great sipping wine to have with friends. Good by itself and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak too.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$225.

It is time for a delicious Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Deep inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, herbs, light eucalyptus, black pepper, herbs and black tea.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, figs, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 8 year old from the great 2014 vintage, is drinking very nicely now. Fruit forward, rich and extracted.

Showing great complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

This Single Vineyard is opulent and very smooth. Gorgeous with generous fruit.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Wine Enthusiasts 93 points. Robert Parker 97 points.

A great sipping wine to have with friends. Good by itself and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak too.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$225.

Dec 30th, 2022
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Deep and dark purplish ruby. Rich nose with lots of dark cocoa, cassis, black fruits, light graphite and dark gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A bit of anise on the palate with dark fruits, baking spices, tobacco and some nice minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

This vintage is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot.

95+ Points

Deep and dark purplish ruby. Rich nose with lots of dark cocoa, cassis, black fruits, light graphite and dark gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A bit of anise on the palate with dark fruits, baking spices, tobacco and some nice minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

This vintage is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot.

95+ Points

Apr 4th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

First blind red for my father’s 53rd birthday. We tried four 2014s, two were Cabernet Sauvignons and two were Bordeaux Blends.

Deep purplish ruby red. Restrained yet rich nose, dark berries, dark spices and gravel. Heavy tannins (7/10), full bodied and great structure. Rich palate with sweet spices, anise, dark cocoa, black fruits and perfume too. Long and a touch bitter in the finish. Drink till 2037. (95+)

First blind red for my father’s 53rd birthday. We tried four 2014s, two were Cabernet Sauvignons and two were Bordeaux Blends.

Deep purplish ruby red. Restrained yet rich nose, dark berries, dark spices and gravel. Heavy tannins (7/10), full bodied and great structure. Rich palate with sweet spices, anise, dark cocoa, black fruits and perfume too. Long and a touch bitter in the finish. Drink till 2037. (95+)

Jan 21st, 2018
Gordon Walker

Beautiful plush integrated slightly floral well balanced wine

Beautiful plush integrated slightly floral well balanced wine

Nov 29th, 2017
Matt

I felt a lot of potential here. Right now it seemed a little coiled. Would love to revisit with some time. Very concentrated and dense yet with energy and minerality throughout. Stuck me as one of the more transparent Pritchard Hill wines I’ve tried. A terroir wine at its core. You can taste the site and it’s only going to get better.

I felt a lot of potential here. Right now it seemed a little coiled. Would love to revisit with some time. Very concentrated and dense yet with energy and minerality throughout. Stuck me as one of the more transparent Pritchard Hill wines I’ve tried. A terroir wine at its core. You can taste the site and it’s only going to get better.

Nov 21st, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Dark, chewy, tarry tannins, used expresso grounds, tarriness, very dark currants, ripe, blackberries, black plum skin, black raspberries, purple fruits, dry, crushed rocks, dry stems, leather, dry tobacco with withering dark florals.

Dark, chewy, tarry tannins, used expresso grounds, tarriness, very dark currants, ripe, blackberries, black plum skin, black raspberries, purple fruits, dry, crushed rocks, dry stems, leather, dry tobacco with withering dark florals.

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Sometimes you just have to celebrate the moment. I had a Continuum back in its 2nd year of release. And the ‘14 delivered in spades.

Sometimes you just have to celebrate the moment. I had a Continuum back in its 2nd year of release. And the ‘14 delivered in spades.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

One the nose, lean, ripe, ruby, fruits of blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plum. Loamy soils, vanilla and fragrant perfumed florals. The body is medium with dry, silty, soft tannins. The fruits are lean & ripe, and creamy; blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plums. Dark, dry, loamy soils, dry stems, soft leather, wood shavings, touch of vanilla, raspberry cola, steeped fruit tea, dark chocolate bar, violets, red florals, good acidity and a lean dry finish. It's a decent wine that will improve but I'm not at all seeing the $200 plus a bottle price point. Photo tour of the estate, Continuuim vineyard, tasting room and owner Tim Mondavi and his daughter Carissa.

One the nose, lean, ripe, ruby, fruits of blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plum. Loamy soils, vanilla and fragrant perfumed florals. The body is medium with dry, silty, soft tannins. The fruits are lean & ripe, and creamy; blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and plums. Dark, dry, loamy soils, dry stems, soft leather, wood shavings, touch of vanilla, raspberry cola, steeped fruit tea, dark chocolate bar, violets, red florals, good acidity and a lean dry finish. It's a decent wine that will improve but I'm not at all seeing the $200 plus a bottle price point. Photo tour of the estate, Continuuim vineyard, tasting room and owner Tim Mondavi and his daughter Carissa.

Jun 30th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.8

Had to have one.

Had to have one.

Apr 28th, 2017
Nikolaus Schuhl

Sommelier/Sales Epic Wines

9.4

Layered integration. Accessable early with ageability. Great aromatics showing the vineyard source.

Layered integration. Accessable early with ageability. Great aromatics showing the vineyard source.

Apr 13th, 2017