Nose

Beautiful aromas of lemon custard, baked apple, white plum, and bitter orange with oak tones of vanilla, nutmeg, hazelnuts and roasted almonds.

Palate

It has a very crisp and refreshing acidity, with a round, supple mouth feel that lingers to a very long and powerful finish.

Growing Conditions

This very limited edition of 2004 Blanc de Blancs Oak Reserve was crafted for sparkling wine aficionados who like a lot of power and depth in their wines. 2004 was one of the best vintages in Mumm Napa’s history. With a very early bud break during an unusually warm month of March, our vineyard crews feared frost damage for weeks, but Mother Nature cooperated with mild weather during the entire growing season.

Winemaking

The 2004 Blanc de Blancs Oak Reserve is a bold attempt to create a Chardonnay sparkling wine aged for 6 months in 100% old French Oak barrels (3 to 8 years old) before the secondary bottle fermentation. A first batch of this wine was originally disgorged after 3 years of yeast aging, and this new release has been kept for over 10 years on the yeast after secondary bottle fermentation, and disgorged as an Extra-Brut style with only 0.3% of residual sugar.

Food Pairing

A wonderful companion to densely flavored dishes, such as game poultry, spicy risotto, or rack of lamb. Try it also with a baked brie with fresh apricot coulis, or any cheese with fig and quince paste and roasted cashew nuts.