Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

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Mumm Website, $24

Total Wine & More, $15.97

BevMo, $16.99


Aaron: This has a bright green nose with tree bark and apricot.  I liked this more than most other Mumm’s I’ve had because of the honey and cantaloupe flavor.  This has a wide, broad flavor to me.  90 points.

Teri: Stone fruits, apricot and apple dance on your palate. A crisp and long finish. The sparkling is dry but still carries lingering flavors. Great go-to bottle for any occasion or as a quality gift.  90 points 

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Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava

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Vilarnau Website

World Market, $17.99

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Aaron:  This is a pretty straight forward cava with not too much going on.  Some green apple and pears and a slight vinager.  This is easy going but very very dry.  89 points

Teri: Honey and almond on the nose but not too much flavor on the cava itself. Very dry. A hint of honey and lemon citrus. This bottle would be good for mimosas or to blend in cocktails. 88 points 

Chandon Vintage Brut 2012

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Chandon Website, $45

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Aaron: This is a solid brut.  Traditionally sharp and dry as you would expect, the nose is a non-factor.  I noticed pine on the flavor and not a lot of apple or pear like other sparkling wines.  89 points

Teri: Light nose, just a hint of lemon curd. Very crisp, dry and leaves you with a nice clean mouthfeel. Some grapefruit and lemon on the taste. Pleasent flavors and easy to drink. 89 points

Domaine Ste Michelle Brut NV

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Purchased from Costco, $9

Chateau Ste Michelle, $13

Total Wine & More, $11.99

BevMo, $8.99


Aaron: This isn’t anything to write home about on its own but great for mimosas.  The nose and flavor are both a little citrusy but not overwhelming.  Apple, pear, and lemongrass reeds were on most of the taste buds.  88 points

Teri: Light almond nose with crisp flavors of peach and almond. The flavor is long lasting and I enjoy the mouthfeel of the sparkling wine. Nothing too out of the ordinary but very enjoyable; a wonderful value. 89 points