Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley Mumm Napa Brut Rose, Napa Valley Cost: $18-21 Prestige, $22-25 Rose What: If you’re looking for something with which to ring in the new year, you can’t go wrong with either of these wines from Mumm Napa. These two elegant American sparklers are excellent examples of using Old World techniques on New World fruit to produce spectacular, inexpensive wine. The pink salmon color of the Brut Rose alerts you to the fruit forward pinot noir that dominates this blend (85% pinot noir, 15% chardonnay). The creamy taste is mainly strawberries, cherries and plums. The Brut Prestige has a pale peach color, with citrus aromas and vanilla, citrus, spice and melon flavors. It’s a blend of 51% pinot noir, 46% chardonnay, 2% pinot meunier and 1% pinot gris. The Winery: In 1979, the French Champagne house of G.H. Mumm began looking for the ideal winegrowing…

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