Continuum – a high point for Napa Valley Cabernet

Continuum Estate winery

A 15-year vertical of Tim Mondavi's breakout brand shows that laser focus – and high-elevation vineyards – can reset the template for warm-climate Cabernet. Above, the Continuum Estate Sage Mountain Winery and vineyard.

By the time iconic Napa brand Continuum launched in 2005, co-founder and winegrower Tim Mondavi already had more than 30 years of winemaking experience behind him, not to mention having also worked every summer of his life in a winery. The brand was founded by Tim, his sister Marcia, and their famous father, Robert Mondavi, as well as Tim and Marcia’s children.

This year, Continuum released its...