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Mumm's Napa Brut Rose
February 17, 2012 - Norman Bentley
The color for Valentines is pink,so for Valentine's Day we had a bottle of Mumm's Napa Brut Rose, which was a tasty treat, and a beautiful pink color. This sparkling wine is 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay and hits a pleasant alcohol level of 12.5%. It was also a perfect match for our Valentine's Day Sushi dinner!
This entry from the Mumm's California winery has received high accolades from the wine press with most scores in the 90 plus range. The "Wine Spectator" gave it a 90 and described it as "sleek and lively, with rose petal and raspberry aromas and crisp, layered citrus, strawberry, and vanilla spice flavors that are wrapped up with vibrant acidity."
I found the wine to be delightful with abundant strawberry flavors awash in a sea of black cherry, drifting into a slight citrus finish. The mark of a good sparkling wine is it's bead, and this one was an array of tiny bubbles exploding in the glass, for a beautiful effect for this clean and crisp sparkler! It was great with sushi and would be wonderful with shrimp scampi as well! Norm's score is 91.
Price: $16 - $20
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