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Mumm Napa Wines

Mumm Napa Valley Winery perfect sparkling wines from a traditional method of production

 

Read a nice blog review on Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, thought he made it sound interesting so bought myself some and really enjoyed it. I decided to pay the winery a visit not having been to Napa for a while I thought I would take a couple of days break there. Once I said I was going to friends, it sort of snowballed with it ending up 8 of us going. I booked us all on a tour of the winery at $25 including a tasting not too bad a price I also booked for further tasting on the terrace, which went down very well, as did the two bottles of sparkling we drank. The tour included a vist to the Fine Art Gallery housed at the winery and we were lucky enough to be there for the Nash exhibition of photographs. Graham Nash, founding member of Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Hollies is a world renowned photographer. Nash says of his photography, ““I sense the very same energy in photography that I find in music . . . conveying what is so difficult to put into words.” They were certainly interesting viewing, well worth a visit to see that alone, the exhibit is on until Aril 2015.
I would recommend that you visit this pleasant winery with its proud connection to French Champagne. Throughout its history here in Napa Valley it has adhered to traditional growing method and production to provide the superb sparkling wines you can buy today.

Selection of the excellent wines you can find at Mumm Napa Winery
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Some great values from California

So I wanted to do a blog about some of the latest best value trends out there for California wine appreciators. There’s a lot of good options out there currently for both white and red wines. Some of them are really not from wineries you would spring forward to buy up a case but at the same time those are often the wineries that you get the wonderful suprises with great value. I would suggest checking out a few of these:

  • 2009 Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah ($11)
  • Marietta Old Vine Red Lot #56 ($12)
  • 2009 Colby Red ($13)
  • 2010 The Pinot Project Pinot Noir ($14)
  • 2009 Joel Gott Wines 815 Cabernet Sauvignon ($18)

I would be really interested in the 2010 pinot noir from the Pinot Project and also the Marietta Old Wine because they seem to have some distinct characters behind the wineries. The interesting thing to note about all of the wines is that the grapes that the wineries have used for these wines come from a range of sources all over the state of California and very different types of grape sources. It’s a wonderfully diverse range of selection and I think there is probably something for everyone in this list. Check them out and let me know if you have any preference for those on the list. Happy drinking.

some great wines with great value from california