Mumm Napa Valley Brut Grand Cordon Rouge
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Mumm Napa Valley|
This most familiar of nonvintage Champagnes has been improving each year. While it retains enough dosage to be easily drinkable, its acidity and crisp texture allied to the citrus element make for a sophisticated, attractive wine. Drink this bottling now.
(60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier; 6 g/l dosage; L0631412993): Bright straw. Lively citrus fruit and floral aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and agave. On the palate, intense lemon and green apple flavors show a slightly dry, edgy quality on the back half. Clean and nervy, but I'd have liked more flesh on these bones.