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 Wines51% Pinot Noir; 49% Chardonnay. Mumm's California Tete de Cuvee reaches ambitiously for both fruit and real champenized richness, and it comes up a winner on both counts. If very much transformed by its time en tirage, it is not excessively toasty and brilliantly marries elements of vigorous lemon and green apple fruit with nicely refined notes of minerals and autolyzed yeast. Its long, remarkably refined finish hints at citrus and chalk, and it is among our very first picks when it comes to wash...
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/04