Mumm Napa Brut Prestige


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 

Treveri Rheingold


Treveri Website

Aaron: This has a bright peach and grape nose while the flavor is a bit dry (but not too dry).  There’s a good amount of nuttiness on the flavor with almonds, while some subtle berries play a supporting role.  Definitely some dark tree bark.  89 points

Teri: This sparkling has a honey-melon nose and semi-sweet juicy flavors of peach, apricot, and a hint of lemon. Yum! If you like sparklings on a semi-sweet side this will be one of your favorites. 91 points 

Cupcake Sparkling Red


Cupcake Website

Total Wine & More, $8.99

Wine-Searcher Pricing

Aaron: Don’t buy this if you’re looking for complexity, buy it if you’re looking for a party.  This is really sweet, like super sweet strawberry juice laced with sugar.  Personally, I don’t like grapefruit, but if you cut this with about 1 part grapefruit juice and 2 parts cupcake you’ve got a pretty tasty cocktail.  86 points

Teri: Cupcake makes some quality wines that are easy to find and reliable but this one didn’t impress me. This sparkling red comes close to the wine’s name itself, it’s sweet. Not a viscus texture but the sweetness reminds me of what you get with late harvest wines. The predominant flavors are cherry and strawberry with some holiday spice. If you like sweet (or a newer wine drinker) this is the bottle for you. Other than that, I’d use it in mixed cocktails and make sure to balance it out with some tart flavors like lime or grapefruit. 84 points 

Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava


Vilarnau Website

World Market, $17.99

Wine Searcher Info 

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