Mumm Rosé Brut – what a delightful way to celebrate! It has cheerful golden pink bubbles with rich, creamy red berry flavors created in the Méthode Traditionnelle process. I drank this over the weekend to celebrate my anniversary, but there were other reasons to celebrate: a socially distant visit from dear friends and the beginning of life slowly returning to normal as stores and restaurants open once again. Mumm has been a long-time favorite of mine since visiting their stunning winery in Napa years ago. While their sparkling wines are the main attraction, the fine art gallery at the estate with historical photos of old Hollywood stole my heart.
Happy Wine Wednesday! Since I’ve been featuring California Central Coast wines, I figured I would do one more before moving on to other regions. Details: La Voix 2017 “She’s Crafty” Pinot Noir Rose Quinta Del Mar Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA Central Coast, California 13.5% Alcohol 91 cases Tasting Notes: This wine is a gorgeous rose gold color, with delightful floral aromas, including jasmine and roses. It has a soft, supple mouth feel and good acid. Flavors of tart plum, kiwi, strawberries and blood orange round out this fun and delicious wine. Pair with some salty meats and cheeses – an aged gouda or machego and prosciutto or coppa. Trivia: You may recognize the title of this wine. It’s named after the Beastie Boys song, “She’s Crafty.” The art on the label also reflects this playful wine’s namesake. La Voix translates to The Voice, and all of their wines are named after songs. This is Steve Clifton’s (Brewer-Clifton and Palmina) first venture into using classic French varietals exclusively.