We've got one of these sleeping away in offsite so thanks to Susanne and Gary for giving us a sneak peak. We had this next to a 2006 Progeny so was interesting to see the comparison. The Continuum was more approachable from earlier. Opened, decanted and poured. Like the Progeny it had a bit of alcohol that needed to blow off. Some good blackberry flavors. Enjoyed.
Very enjoyable now, likely at peak. Served s/b/s with the 2006 Versant Cab Sauv, this was, by a good margin, the better wine. Medium-dark ruby core, no sign of age. Explosive nose filled with herbs, cassis, earth and really bright floral character. I left the first pour in my glass for nearly 30 minutes before tasting, and this just continued to unfold, getting prettier and more complex as it did. I'd say this is at peak now, but will maintain this plateau for the next several years. Prolly best with 1 hour of aeration in decanter, this is a lovely wine; clearly made for early/mid drinking (small/only nit: I prefer more of a tannic spine). highly recommended
This was a great wine. The flavor of dark fruits and cherries was nicely structured. There was a mild smokiness. This was a superb wine to drink to celebrate Thanksgiving. It paired nicely with a wide variety of foods: oysters on the half shell; raw pumpkin salad; and roasted squash.
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(Continuum Proprietary Red) Opaque red violet color; appealing, ripe black currant, tart black berry, light pencil lead nose; tasty, plush, black currant, blackberry, blackberry syrup, milk chocolate palate with violets on finish, sweet tannins and good acidity; medium-plus finish (59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot; 100% Tokalon Marjorie's Vineyard; 95% new French oak)
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