The 2007 vintage of Blanc de Blancs is 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Gris. Mumm Napa's Blanc de Blancs is a truly unique wine. The nose offers a bracing blend of fresh golden apples, ripe pear, lemon, with a hint of melon and white blossoms. The Pinot Gris influence is more pronounced in the mouth, bringing a full, fleshy body and spicy accent to the crisp and deep structure of the Chardonnay. 6% of the blend went through malolactic fermentation for an extra layer of creaminess and nutty flavors. A small amount of this blend was also aged in French Oak to add a hint of wood spices. 36 months of yeast aging in the bottle brought out nuances of warm brioche, crème brulée, toasted nuts and vanilla beans. Already enjoyable now, the 2007 Blanc de Blancs will continue to age gracefully for many years.
Crisp and focused like a laser, offering floral apple, almond, cinnamon aromas, with rich, vibrant Meyer lemon and brioche flavors that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2017. 5,334 cases made.
The palate is textured, bearing a slight sweetness, with flavors of lime, lemon and orange. Ten percent Pinot Gris was added to the Chardonnay.