2013 Continuum Celebrates 100 years of Mondavi
After Robert Mondavi and his family were forced out of their Opus One & Robert Mondavi Winery projects that they had built from scratch, their next move was not clear. Having given his life to the creation of Napa Valley as a world class wine producing region, Robert Mondavi was sadly robbed of his legacy in a hostile take-over, engineered by two brothers from New York and their company: Constellation Beverage.
Mondavi’s final project, an effort to make one more grand marque on not only Napa wine but on the world’s stage is Continuum. Situated 1300-1500 feet above the valley, high atop Pritchard Hill is Mondavi’s swan song. Continuum’s estate is planted to the Bordeaux varietals in iron rich volcanic soil. The vines grow up and down steep hillsides and they are farmed using organic & biodynamic applications. The estate produces one wine and one wine only, and it is among the finest Bordeaux blends coming out of Napa.
With the release of the 2013 vintage, the label (painted by Mondavi’s granddaughter) symbolizes Mondavi as a "dove" to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday.
What’s in the bottle is a master piece from the highly praised 2013 vintage. The wine has aromas of black cherry, chocolate, fig and cardamom with plush, velvety finesse. The terroir of Pritchard Hill is evident, not only in the minerality of the soil, present in the glass, but in the natural flora and fauna that grow there.
Continuum truly sits at the table with the top wines of the world.