2013 Continuum Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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  • RayT Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 5, 2017 - 3 oz. coravin pour at Bottega. Love Pritchard Hill and this did not let me down. This had an incredible nose. This is a BIG, rich wine with big tannins. I drank a Realm single vineyard Pritchard Hill the next day and this was much better. I agree with other reviewers that while this is expensive it can be amazing in a couple of years.

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  • BuzzzzOff commented:

    4/15/17, 12:21 AM - Thanks for your comment and rating. We recently tasted Continuum at a wine dinner in Hong Kong, and we spent the evening chatting with Carissa Mondavi. Very cool lady! We thought incredible potential in Continuum, and we bought several bottles of every vintage available. We will sip in 5 to 10 years as far too aggressive for our palates at this point. We have little doubt a winner in the making!

  • RayT commented:

    4/15/17, 4:45 PM - Continuum is a bit outside my budget as I try to keep it under $200 but the 2013 was very good and I was quite happy to try it. Will probably pick up a bottle or two. I also love the Chappellet Pritchard Hill. Not quite as big as the continuum but great nuances and can be drunk a little sooner. Pritchard Hill and Howell Mountain are fast becoming two of my favorite AVA's.

  • BuzzzzOff commented:

    4/15/17, 8:35 PM - Thanks for your note. No doubt Continuum is a bit pricey, but as you have pointed out, excellent. We have yet, as far as we are aware, stumbled upon any wines from Pritchard Hill. Howell Mountain in abundance...happily we might add. Problem for us is shipping is USD15 to USD20 per bottle for wines we buy directly from California wineries and very few are represented in Hong Kong by merchants, who would bring via reefer. France and other countries in Europe are a fraction of the cost and as good or, in some instances, better than California. Interesting dynamic unfolding when you can buy a case of 6 bottles of an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon led Bordeaux Left Bank blend for the price of one bottle of equally excellent Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Hmmm...

  • RayT commented:

    4/17/17, 11:32 AM - Wow! I did not realize you were living in Hong Kong. Assumed you were there for business. That must be quite an experience. Continuum is made from vineyards on Pritchard Hill that is why I mentioned that. Wines from there are stellar but pricey. I drink mostly big California cabs with some Washington wines sprinkled in. I am looking forward to expanding my horizons and exploring French wines. 6 to 1 seems like an easy answer! Thanks for your note, I appreciate it. I am really getting serious about wine and it is nice to read other peoples perspectives.

  • BuzzzzOff commented:

    4/17/17, 9:42 PM - Hey Rayt. Yup, Hong Kong on and off since 1989. Born in the USA, but pretty much departed after university, albeit did return for law and MBA degrees. We are retired. We grew up on wine in Hong Kong, which was largely Left Bank Bordeaux until early 2000s. Now with 0% income tax we see everything. Continuum is pretty cool. We did not realise it hails from Pritchard Hill...thanks. Yes, very good Bordeaux (of course not 1st Growths) can be had for exceedingly great QPRs. Not as big, fruity and/or alcoholic as Cali Cabs, but elegant, well-made, yummy and now much less expensive. Go for it!

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