Recently we were privileged with a visit from Carissa Mondavi (her father would be Tim). She was humbly performing the ritual road-show with the 2009 edition of her family's CONTINUUM label in tow.  Having met other generations of Mondavi's, we can state emphatically that Carissa has inherited her family's considerable presentation skills. For a youngster, this number is an extremely suave, well assembled wine.   Here is precisely the sort of New World cabernet-blend that soooo many other wineries dream about producing.  Showing lovely ripe fruit without becoming "heavy."  Given the strength of Bordeaux in the same vintage, it could be interesting to pour this in amongst a cluster of St-Julien's sometime down the road....

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