As with all Mumm Cuvée Napa wines, the natural ripeness of the fruit is accentuated. In appearance the wine is pale yellow with hints of gold. Very fine bubbles rise to a persistent mousse. The aromas are elegant and complex with fresh fruit aromas of red apple, lemon, orange peel and berry. A layer of freshly baked bread melds pleasingly with the fruit. The creamy texture on the palate has hints of cherries and plums, complemented by cocoa and citrus. The finish is long with nuances of plum, dri...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThe Mumm Napa Valley stamp that clearly displays each wine's fruit is very much at work in the deep, rich, creamy, yeasty nose, and the same lively and fairly fruity yet complex and well-focused elements show up in the mouth as well. The wine's full, foamy mousse is well-fitted to its layered, outgoing yet mannerly flavors, and its finish is long and satisfying. Once again, DVX is the top wine in the Mumm house.