2009, 2010, 2011 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (OWC 2011)
Savor a three-year vertical (2009-2011) from a top Napa Valley producer - Continuum.
2009 - 95 points by Robert Parker
2010 - 97 points by Robert Parker
2011 - 92 points by Robert Parker
Excellent condition, sourced directly from the winery on mailing list release and stored in a professional temperature/humidity-controlled wine storage facility.
2009 - 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. The 2009 Proprietary Red is deep garnet colored and leaps from the glass with notes of pure blackcurrant pastilles, preserved black cherries and warm blackberries with hints of wild sage, candied violets and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, the firm, grainy tannins nicely frame the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral laced.
2010 - 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. The 2010 Proprietary Red is deep garnet-purple colored and sings of plums preserves, blueberry coulis, lilacs, roses and black tea with pencil shavings and unsmoked tobacco nuances. Medium to full-bodied with a very firm foundation of ripe, grainy tannins, the palate has amazing freshness and energy, finishing on a lingering earthy note. 100% Pritchard Hill fruit this year.
2011 - 75% Cab. Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Merlot. Offers gorgeous aromatics, finely-sculpted fruit and fabulous overall balance. Sweet rose petal, dark-fleshed stone fruits, mint, spices and leather are some of the signatures. With several years in the bottle the 2011 is becoming more and more exotic, with a captivating interplay of aromatics, fruit and a classically inspired sense of structure. Once again, the 2011 Continuum shows just how strong the vintage can be in the right places.
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Donated By Mary Powell-Senerius