Two sides of the county line

Mumm Napa Napa Valley Devaux Ranch Methode Traditionnelle 2002

There’s lots of citrus with a hint of the zest and a touch of alcohol. The grapes are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the wine was aged 3 years on the lees. P&B in Rutherford 12.5% $30 at the winery Mumm

Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, Vintage Reserve, Royal Cuvee, Brut 2000

The fruit and acidity are rounded off by a touch of RS to make a perfectly complete palate. A combination of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay aged for nearly 5 years or more than 5 years or perhaps over 6 years on the lees (check the bottle and the website to see the wealth of possible aging regimes.) P&B in Sonoma 12% $32 at the winery Gloria Ferrer

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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