We take pride in our long-standing relationships with our growers, and love that we can share that pride with you through the Grower Series wines. In 2018, we chose to highlight a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Rodgers Vineyards. The Rodgers family has been farming in Napa for 6 generations, and has farmed the Oak Knoll District ranch from which we sourced this fruit for over 80 years. It’s a fantastic site for growing sparkling grapes, with rich soil and a climate that allows for beautiful flavor development. This gorgeous fruit has been part of our Mumm Napa blends for more than 30 years. In making this wine, we fermented the juice in stainless steel tanks to highlight the bright fruit aromas, keeping the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir separate. We then blended a portion of each to allow the two grapes to complement each other.The blend was aged three years on the yeast for added complexity and toastiness. We hope you’ll join us in raising a glass to a rich legacy of family farming.