2016 Continuum Proprietary Red, Oakville, USA

Critic score
99.25/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Oakville, Napa County, California, USA
  • Grape
    46% Cabernet Sauvignon
    31% Cabernet Franc
    18% Petit Verdot
    5% Merlot
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Continuum Proprietary Red, Oakville, USA

TASTING NOTES

Super aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries. Hints of fresh herbs and tobacco. Iron and ink. Full-bodied, very tight and powerful, yet not too heavy. Lightly chewy and polished. So much nerve and intensity. Super length and depth. Drink after 2025, but a joy to taste now.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (December 2019)
100/100

The 2016 Proprietary Red is blended of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emits an incredible array of seductive floral notes—violets, lavender and rose hip tea—with a core of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly, dark chocolate, cigar box, tapenade and crushed rocks plus hints of bay leaves, beef drippings and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with vivacious black fruit sparked by red fruit, herbal and mineral accents. It is framed with a rock-solid line of firm, grainy, super ripe tannins and finishes with fantastic fragrance and freshness. Wow!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, Issue #241 (February 2019)
99/100

This shows fantastic focus and beauty with blackberries, mineral, lead pencil, graphite and stones. Full body, juicy fruit and silky tannins. Long and flavorful. Great potential.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2018)
98—99/100