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
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
Spring is upon us and nature has provided another excuse to spend a day or a weekend in Wine Country. Napa Valley is so beautiful in the spring and summer that often we’d rather taste outdoors immersed in the vineyards and terrior while we enjoy a glass or two from the winery. There are any number of wineries offering outdoor wine tasting or drinking opportunities so I thought I’d share with a few of our favorites, V. Sattui, Mumm Napa and Alpha Omega Winery. So sit back and imagine an 85 degree cloudless day in Napa Valley and we’ll head out to spend a leisurely afternoon at three of our favorite spots.