Nose

This wine is a deep and brilliant, exhibiting aromas of black cherries, red plums, and strawberry jam, with a hint of clove spice and toasted oak. Floral tones of violet and lilac highlight the elegant bouquet of this wine.

Palate

. In the mouth, this 2012 vintage is a robust, structured wine. It is dense and layered with big tannins surrounding a crisp and refreshing acid structure. The finish is long, with a nice balance of fruit and spices with cranberry tones, red plums, and fresh cedar wood.

Growing Conditions

Our 2012 Napa Valley Pinot Noir still wine comes from the Devaux Vineyard in Carneros and is made in a limited quantity. The Pinot Noir grape is a primary varietal for our sparkling wines, so it’s a natural transition for us to use it for a still wine, as well. Our winemaker, Ludovic Dervin, has a special affinity for the grape, having spent time making Pinot Noir before coming to Mumm Napa

Food Pairing

We suggest pairing this Pinot Noir with game birds and dark poultry, wild mushroom risotto, lamb shanks, veal, roasted chicken, pasta dishes in creamy sauces, soft cheeses like Emmental, Morbier and Limburger.