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VINTAGE NOTES-The 2013 growing season began with a warm dry spring, initiating a threeyear
series of dry weather patterns, and advancing the growing cycle 2-3 weeks ahead of our
four-year average. 2013’s early bloom, set and veraison were followed by a moderate summer
with no heat spikes. This early phenology carried through to the end of the summer, when we
began harvest on September 9th. Harvest was slow and steady until its completion on October 3rd.
In total nearly 100 tons were harvested, with vineyard yields under 2 tons an acre. Rainfall was
quite shy in 2013, with a mere six inches recorded in the 12 months between January and
December, as was the case generally throughout the Napa Valley. This year we began night
harvest operations for the majority of the harvest season. Although requiring more equipment
and labor, the resulting fruit is delivered at a cooler temperature to the winery thereby promoting
a cleaner fermentation. Our specially designed estate winery was completed just in time for
harvest, inaugurating a new era of estate winegrowing for Continuum. Overall, 2013 was a
fabulous year; balanced, ripe, concentrated and beautifully structured.
WINEGROWING-100% of the 2013 Continuum was grown on Pritchard Hill in the western
hills above Oakville. Our 38 acres of mature estate vineyard, with an average age of 22 years, has
a variety of western and south facing aspects with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
HARVEST DETAILS- All 2013 estate fruit was hand harvested between September 9th and
PRODUCTION-As of the 2013 harvest, Continuum is 100% estate grown, produced and bottled.
All fruit was selectively hand-harvested into small lug-boxes, sorted before and after destemming,
then gravity fed into French oak tanks or cement tanks for fermentation. After
fermentation, all lots were drained, with pomace pressed separately, to 68% new small French
oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine was clarified slowly and naturally
through the use of traditional settling and racking techniques and bottled without fining or
filtration. Each vineyard lot was tasted and carefully considered when assembling the 2013. In the
end, 30% of potential lots were declassified, as they did not meet Continuum’s standard of
quality. The 2013 spent a total of 22 months in barrel.
TASTING NOTES- Extreme care and attention to detail in both vineyard and cellar produced a
fabulous 2013 Continuum, 100% grown, produced and bottled at our estate high above Oakville.
The 2013’s dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso
and graphite. A full-bodied wine, with a supple palate and finely sculpted tannins, 2013 shows
damson plum, black cherry and roasted coffee notes and a long, complex finish. Our finest
vintage yet, 2013 is a wine to savor and enjoy through all the seasons of its opulent, and age
DECANTING- For the fullest sensory experience we encourage decanting Continuum, to allow
the wine to breathe before serving. Decanting awakens the wine’s more purely fragrant
expression and enhances the suppleness of the palate
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You must be at least 21 years old to order and receive wine by federal law. By placing an order you represent that you are at least 21 years old. At time of delivery someone 21 years or older must be present during normal business hours to sign for the package. If no one is available during normal business hours at your shipping address to sign for the package we encourage the package to be shipped to your business address to insure fast, interruption-free delivery. We cannot ship wine to PO Boxes or APO addresses. For shipments to Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico contact us for shipping quote.
All wines have been carefully stored in a temperature control cellar at 55*.
Our Return Policy:
We are committed to the complete satisfaction of our wine customers. If you should ever have broken bottles or delivery problems, please contact us. We will be able to handle any problems with UPS within a 30 day period following the expected delivery date. We will always work to get your problem solved as quickly as possible. We ship in styro-foam containers, for the most secure delivery possible.
Please understand that during the summer months, the shipping insurance does not cover heat damage incurred during shipping. We only ship on a Monday and Tuesday to limit the length of time that the wine is on the truck.
Condition of Sale:
•We accept returns for the following reasons: 1. Wrong wine received
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