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CLUB VIVANT NEWSLETTER

A WORD FROM OUR WINEMAKER

Greetings, Mumm Napa family!

It’s November, and that means two things, the holidays are here and it’s time to blend our new wines. Either way, it’s a time for reflection and for celebration.

I love sitting down with the team each year to assess the quality of the new vintage. We taste everything blind, using black glasses so we completely hide what’s in the glass. We want to be as objective as possible with our assessments. It’s a good way for us to have a clear picture of the quality and personality of the vintage. After tasting through and grading everything, it’s time to start blend trials. Each of the four of us submits trials which the lab blends and we then taste those blind and rate them according to preference. It’s a long and detailed process, but it’s also the reason we all became winemakers, to create the best blends possible from each year. We aim to have all our blends determined before the end of the year, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the 2023 vintage come to life.

I’m also looking forward to the holidays. Having a day to celebrate our gratitude is such a wonderful occasion.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. I love bringing family and friends together for a joyous meal, and of course, delicious sparkling wine. You have lots of wonderful choices this month to serve with Thanksgiving and the December holidays, including new magnums, and new vintages of DVX and DVX Rose.

However you chose to spend the holidays, we hope you get some time for both reflection and celebration. We are grateful for all of you and wish you much joy as we close out another great year.

Cheers!
Tami
Head Winemaker 

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