Nose

The aroma profile is a stimulating blend of red apple, vanilla bean, bing cherry and plum tones.

Palate

The ripe fruit flavors explode in the mouth with rich layers of fresh fig and orange marmalade, wrapped in a round and creamy texture, and underlined by a crisp and refreshing acidity. The aging brought out vibrant nuances of biscuits, hazelnuts, nutmeg and vanilla beans and increased depth and complexity on the finish.

Growing Conditions

Santana Supernatural Brut represents a collaboration between Mumm Napa and famed rock guitarist Carlos Santana, who donates 100% of his proceeds from sales of the wine to his family’s Milagro Foundation, which aids under-served children around the world.

Winemaking

Mumm Napa winemaker Ludovic Dervin works with Carlos Santana to select the blend and dosage for the wine. The 2008 Supernatural Brut is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Twenty percent of the base wine is aged in French oak barrels to enhance texture and richness.

Food Pairing

It’s a versatile food wine, pairing especially well with Spanish cuisine like enchiladas with salsa verde.