NV Mumm Napa Blanc de Noirs
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Price at time of purchase: $15.00 (From winery)
Type: Champagne / Sparkling
Principal varietal(s): Champagne blend

This wine was a very pleasant surprise. Subtle red fruits, apples, and yeast highlighted the nose and flavors, and it had an unusually elegant mouth feel for a reasonably-priced sparkling wine. It had been held in my brother's cellar for several years, and had developed (or perhaps had from the beginning...) a softness and creaminess I'm not used to in the sparklers in this price range. The difficulty, of course, may be simulating these conditions with exactly this non-vintage bottling, but I'm going to try! - HK 2003-11-06


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