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Mumm Napa Champagne Blend Napa Valley Cuvée Napa Brut Prestige NV

Winemaker's Notes:

The naturally ripened fruit selected from more than 50 separate vineyards yields a beautiful rose petal aroma. Further layers reveal crisp yet creamy qualities, rich and lingering. Individual lots are kept separate during initial fermentation in order to highlight their vineyard differences and make the most of their specific strengths. The end result is a hugely popular, award winning wine with touches of vanilla and melon, with firm acid and crisp structure. Medium bodied, with excellent mousse and a rich lingering finish, it pairs beautifully with grilled poultry, shellfish such as oysters, prawns and mussels, as well as brioche with portobello mushrooms.

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Mumm Napa:
The Mumm Napa winery was completed in 1986 by Guy Devaux as part of a special project of the French Champagne house G.H. Mumm to find a suitable winegrowing location in the U.S. Mr. Devaux found the Carneros region along the Napa River in California’s Napa Valley to be ideal for his project and established Mumm Cuvèe Napa. The winery is currently overseen by head Winemaker ... Read more
The Mumm Napa winery was completed in 1986 by Guy Devaux as part of a special project of the French Champagne house G.H. Mumm to find a suitable winegrowing location in the U.S. Mr. Devaux found the Carneros region along the Napa River in California’s Napa Valley to be ideal for his project and established Mumm Cuvèe Napa. The winery is currently overseen by head Winemaker Ludovic Dervin, a Champagne, France native who produces wines in the celebrated methodè traditionelle.  Working closely with Mr. Dervin is VP of Winemaking and Operations, Rob McNeill.  Together the winemakers focus production on sparkling wines while continuing to produce balanced and distinctive red and white varieties. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Mumm Napa Champagne Blend Napa Valley Cuvée Napa Brut Prestige

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,173
4.00 5
12/16/2009

Very nice nose with a touch of chalk, some funghi notes, hints of torrone candy, and sandy soil top note. On the palate this is very fresh though the dosage is a bit on the high side accentuating the sweetness of the fruit, which is fantastically ripe, luscious and delicious. 89pts


Member Reviews for Mumm Napa Champagne Blend Napa Valley Cuvée Napa Brut Prestige

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3.00 5
12/03/2009

Slightly toasted, almond and yeasty flavors with some pear and a nice creamy finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.00 5
10/03/2008

Not much to see here, definitely don't agree with Wine Spectator on this one. Sort of like Dan Quayle: reasonably smart, but appears moronic compared to everything else that's available.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
12/04/2009

toasty, yeasty notes on the nose and more citrus filled on the palate - apples and lemons, very nice acidity


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
3.00 5
10/03/2008

A crowd pleaser. Nice bright fruit, decent acidity, and a mass-produced appeal. A good value at $15.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.00 5
10/03/2008

A very pale Champagne, very sparkly. Rustic and slightly barn yard on the nose which I wasnt a fan of. Its very soft and has a fair amount of residual sugar - comes across slightly flabby to me. Short finish. Not terrible, just average - very industrial/commercial.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


4.00 5
04/07/2011

Impressive prolific tiny bubbles, everything you would want in a brut sparkler at half the price. Red fruits, a bit of citrus, and fruitcake with candied fruit. Considering the quality to price ratio, Spectator is reasonable in putting this in their top 100, but I did try one I would rank a bit higher, a sparkling Blaufrankisch Rose 2005 from Gesellmann in Austria. http://www.snooth.com/wine/blaufrankisch-sekt-gesellmann-gesellmann-deutschkreutz-nv/ I agree with Greg, about 89 points, not quite 90.


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External Reviews for Mumm Napa Champagne Blend Napa Valley Cuvée Napa Brut Prestige

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

Here is a full-flavored, aggressively effervescent sparkler that fills the mouth. A slight copper tint in the wine’s appearance is evidence that it was made from a high percentage of black grapes, specifically pinot noir. Its aroma is reminiscent of freshly baked biscuits — the yeast-produced flavors are then balanced by freshness in the mouth. Quite tart at the full finish, with a touch of cherry flavor from the pinot noir. Carneros figures prominently in Mumm’s cuvées. Winemaker Greg Fowler aims for freshness with this wine, and he gets it.


External Review
11/23/2010

#48 on 2010 Top 100; Crisp and elegantly styled, with floral apple and yeasty spice aromas that lead to layered flavors of baked pear, citrus and creamy vanilla. Drink now. 125,000 cases made. -TF Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige 750ml


External Review
06/19/2010

A smooth, creamy, delicate style, with light cherry and Pinot Noir flavors that echo orange peel and smoky citrus notes. Drink now through 2005. 175,000 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige 1500ml


External Review
10/06/2009

Winemaker's notes: This hugely popular award winning wine offers touches of vanilla and melon with firm acid and crisp structure. Medium bodied with excellent mousse and a rich lingering finish it is equally at home with a plate of iced oysters fried calamari chicken or a favorite pasta with a mild sauce. `Mature aromas of char yeast and flint with fruit notes in the background. Beautifully aged flavors of baked apple and flint are seamlessly integrated and deftly delivered. Long dry yeasty close.`-Wine News


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Assembled from dozens of individual lots, this sumptuous brut is an example of the art of blending. Based on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, itandrsquo;s really as delicious and refined a sparkling wine as you could want for drinking now. Shows lush citrus, strawberry, honey, melon, fig and spice flavors that are wrapped into a smooth, silky bubbling mouthfeel.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This is Mumm Napa's workhorse brut. It's a beautiful sparkling wine that satisfies that basics of elegance and lusciousness. Shows raspberry, lime, brioche and smoky flavors, with a slightly sweet dosage and a refined mousse.


External Review
09/27/2011

Clean, light scents of pinot noir grapes give this a simple line. It's on the soft side of dry. For aperitifs.


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The naturally ripened fruit selected from more than 50 separate vineyards yields a beautiful rose petal aroma. Further layers reveal crisp yet creamy qualities, rich and lingering. Individual lots are kept separate during initial fermentation in order to highlight their vineyard differences and make the most of their specific strengths. The end result is a hugely popular, award winning wine with touches of vanilla and melon, with firm acid and crisp structure. Medium bodied, with excellent mousse and a rich lingering finish, it pairs beautifully with grilled poultry, shellfish such as oysters, prawns and mussels, as well as brioche with portobello mushrooms.

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