Wine Find | Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

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December 23, 2013

From: Napa Valley, Calif.

Price: $22

Serve with: Caviar, hors d'ouvres, shellfish

This California sparkling wine comes so close to the elegance and character of a fine brut Champagne that it's questionable whether it's worth paying a premium for the French version. It's a full-bodied style with fine penetration and persistence. It offers yeasty, toasty flavors reminiscent of Champagne, with perhaps just a touch more fruit flavor coming through. Mumm Napa has long been one of the better spinoffs of a Champagne brand, and it hasn't lost its edge.

--Michael Dresser

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