Wine Review: Mumm Napa Santana Brut

Basic Information

Name – Mumm Napa Santana Brut

Producer – Mumm Napa

Vintage – NV

Region – USA – California – Napa Valley

Varietal – 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay

Pricing –  $50.00

Alcohol – 12.5%

Appearance

Wine is clear and pale straw in color.

Aroma/Nose

The nose is clean with light intensity aromas of honey and red fruits.

Taste/Palate

This wine is dry with high acidity and a lighter body. Notes of red fruit, vanilla and honey hit the palate giving it a smooth creamy texture. The finish was medium in length with notes of fresh baked bread.

Overall Experience

With the Mumm Napa Santana Brut there were some distinctive flavors to experience in this wine compared to some of the other wines in their portfolio however is a little pricey. A similar price point could garner you a quality champagne. I think you’re paying more for the “Santana” royalties than for the drinking experience. It is a cool concept that this person of music royalty is involved with this winery. If you’re in Napa and paying a visit to the beautiful Mumm winery, definitely give it a try as part of their tasting experiences.

Pairings

Food – Savory foods, Duck, Game

Cigar – Cohiba Blue or Villiger Flor de Ynclan

Publication Ratings

N/A

Winemakers Tasting Notes

The aroma profile is a stimulating blend of honeysuckle, ginger, Bing cherry and plum tones. The ripe fruit flavors explode on the palate with rich layers of fresh fig, vanilla and honeysuckle, wrapped in a round and creamy texture, and underlined by a crisp and refreshing acidity. The aging brought out vibrant nuances of biscuits, hazelnuts, nutmeg and vanilla beans and increased depth and complexity on the finish.

About Mumm Napa – https://www.mummnapa.com/

Mumm Napa Santana Brut