Absolutely unique wine with reference to the entire history of viticulture in America. Already the fourth generation bears the most known California wine name Mondavi.
The first was Cesare Mondavi, who contributed to the initial development of the wine business in the US, but it was his son Robert, who built the famous wine cult of California. Robert stood behind wineries like Robert Mondavi, Opus One and the Tuscan Ornellaia. However, these wineries were taken from his hands after the stock market entry, leaving Robert with money but no wineries to work with. Together with his son Tim, they created the Continuum, which immediately followed up with the following harvest and they maintained the continuous production of wine in the family.
Robert passed away shortly after the completion of the estate, but, as his children say, he could rest in peace that his legacy will continue. An absolutely unique winery was created in a mystical place called Pritchard Hill and immediately became one of the best rated Napa Valley wines and crushed Robert's original Opus One winery by opinion of many experts. The wine label created by Robert's granddaughter Chiara Mondavi display a Cabernet Franc vine that Robert planted in the famous To Kaloon vineyard 25 years ago.
A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. 2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural
vibrancy and a long silky finish. This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate.