Continuum Oakville Red Blend 2012 Rated 96AG
Continuum Oakville Red Blend 2012 Rated 96AG cellar1225
Antonio Galloni Review
Ripe, silky tannins wrap around the palate in the 2012 Continuum. Bright red cherry, plum, spice, menthol and hard candy meld together effortlessly in the glass. The 2012 captures the polished, refined side of the vintage. This is perhaps the most refined wine I have ever tasted from Continuum. The flavors are bright and focused, while the new oak has been decidedly toned down, both of which allow the personality of these breathtaking hillsides sites to shine. The 2012 is the first Continuum to be made entirely with estate grown fruit.
Continuum has a dense purple robe, red highlights and a vibrant violet rim. A sumptuous yet brilliantly balanced wine, the Continuum is flush with black cherry and mulberry fruit and complex flavors of graphite and African coffee. Full bodied and opulent, it is polished, supple and harmonious with a long and complex finish and a vibrant core of minerality. While you will find it deliciously enjoyable today, with patience, you can savor its evolution for decades to come.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot