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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Mumm Napa DVX Brut 1995
Mumm Napa DVX Brut 1995
(search item no. 19770)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $45.89

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As with all Mumm Cuvée Napa wines, the natural ripeness of the fruit is accentuated. In appearance the wine is pale yellow with hints of gold. Very fine bubbles rise to a persistent mousse. The aromas are elegant and complex with fresh fruit aromas of red apple, lemon, orange peel and berry. A layer of freshly baked bread melds pleasingly with the fruit. The creamy texture on the palate has hints of cherries and plums, complemented by cocoa and citrus. The finish is long with nuances of plum, dried apricots and butter. Overall, the "fine line" has been walked between the balance of richness and complexity and the creation of an elegant wine. The 1995 DVX has a solid backbone of tightly knit fruit supported by a refreshing acidity which will continue to develop in the years to come.
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About Mumm Napa:

Mumm Napa draws from the rich heritage of Champagne Mumm of Reims, France while integrating a unique Napa Valley style to make internationally respected wines of excellent quality. Ludovic Dervin carries on the inspiration that began with Guy Devaux in making Mumm Napa wines, bringing the ripe character of Napa fruit to the forefront while maintaining the classic balance and structure necessary in an outstanding sparkling wine.