Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Napa Valley, California
#54 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
A complex assemblage of primarily Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Brut Prestige opens with gorgeous layered white blossom aromas, followed by creamy vanilla, citrus, stone fruit and melon. With elegant acidity and crisp structure, this medium-bodied sparkling wine displays an excellent mousse and a rich, lingering finish. Refreshing acidity and fruit character makes Brut Prestige an excellent food wine.
Wine Spectator - "Packs in a lot of complexity for the price, offering aromas of apple, fresh ginger and rubber. The flavors are crisp and layered, with notes of raspberry and spice. "
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "A triumph of aromas and flavors, the Mumm Napa Prestige Cuvee is one of the very best in the marketplace; beautiful from start to finish; fresh apples aromas practically jump out of the glass, a bit of yeastiness adds complexity; superb on the palate and wonderfully crisp in the aftertaste. I have enjoyed this in the past, but this recent tasting (9/5/14), the wine showed more than I had expected."
Mumm Napa Winery
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. View all Mumm Napa Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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11 ratings, 7 with reviewsTerielizabeth - Mccall, ID57/17/2009This was the best Champagne I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. All 150 guests at our wedding raved about it. Excellent value and spectacular taste. What more could a bride want in a champagne?412/27/2012This is a very tasty champagne-style wine. It is dry but has a nice hint of fruit. It's a fine special-occasion wine for a reasonable price.42/11/2009Opens w/ a bread dough & strawberry aroma followed w/ very tasty red fruits. Very good, and in same class as the Roederer.suntzu - Fullerton, CA44/23/2009This is a great sparkling wine. Full of flavor, tiny bubbles, rich complexity, and easy on the wallet. You will enjoy this.Sputerbug - Nacogdoches, TX36/2/2015A good bubbly for the money. I enjoyed it.Jennifer Hannah-Murphy - Abington, MA411/26/2014Ruth Ann - Philadelphia, PA13/17/2013Not very goodJim Dunaway - Temecula, CA38/3/2012adjust88 - Huntington Station, NY43/18/2012Buds - American Canyon, CA112/12/2011Didnt like it. Too sour for my taste. My family didnt like it either.Goss & Jo - Monroe, WA48/6/2011
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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