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Mumm Napa Brut RoseMumm Napa Brut Rose NV, Napa Valley Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, CA $24 (S) – Rating 90

A festive go-to sparkler. Predominately Pinot Noir with a small amount of Chardonnay blended in. A soft mouth-feel with balanced acidity combined with a soft nose offering hints of rose pedal, raspberry, strawberry and yeasty pie crust. On the palate, flavors of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry, spice and a touch of rhubarb. No need to wait to celebrate to enjoy these bubbles. Buy This Wine

Dec 162013
J Vineyards & Winery Brut Rosé NV, Russian River Valley, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 91

Don’t wait for a celebration to enjoy this elegant and crisp rosé sparkler blended of 66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier. A beautiful salmon color with a nose of raspberry, strawberry and brioche yeast. Juicy acidity precedes notes of strawberry, raspberry and a bit of bright cherry. Raspberry and toasty yeast on the finish. Pair with anything creamy or go out on a limb with fried chicken. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2008 Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rosé, North Coast CA, $42 (S) – Rating 92

Now that’s what I’m talking about! So delicious and decadent. A salmon colored blend of 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay sourced 39% from Napa, 36% Sonoma, 21% Mendocino and 4% Marin. Plenty of flavor yet elegant both in color and on the palate. A soft nose of strawberry and cranberry gives way to a crisp mouth-feel offering tart flavors of strawberry and cranberry with hints of spice, toasty yeast and sour cherry on the finish. Perfect food pairing acidity. Don’t wait for a celebration to enjoy this sparkler. Buy This Wine

Dec 262012
Mumm Napa Brut Rosé NV, Napa Valley, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 90

Enjoy this beautiful pink sparkler any time…not just a special occasion wine. A blend of predominately Pinot Noir with a bit of Chardonnay offering flavors of ripe red berry, raspberry and cherry with notes of toasty brioche on the long dry finish. Well-balanced acidity makes for an engaging romantic sipper or excellent food pairing wine. Our pairing with grilled salmon was a big success. Buy This Wine