We've been huge fans of the Mondavi family's Continuum since the first release of the 2005 vintage. It seems to be getting better and better with each release and this predominantly has to do with the fact that each successive vintage has relied less and less on purchased fruit and incorporated a higher percentage of the family's Pritchard Hill estate fruit. 2013 marks the first vintage that utilizes only fruit from their estate vineyard, and they've crafted a "wine for the ages."
Not only is this the first vintage that has all estate fruit, it marks the 40th harvest for Tim Mondavi and the 100th anniversary of Robert Mondavi's birth, so they've pulled out all the stops to create something special and emblazoned the label with 1~40~100 insignia to commemorate the occasion.
Not only do the Mondavi's feel they've got something special here, James Suckling gives it 99 points and describes it as "Impressive purity of fruit and definition with black currant, oyster shell, blueberries and slate. Graphite too. Very complex yet subtle. Full-bodied, very chewy and powerful yet polished and gorgeous. Electric style. Best ever from here."