Pompette Notes: Mumm Brut Prestige

Mumm Brut Prestige is wonderful sparkling wine at a fabulous price. The Brut Prestige is Mumm Napa’s signature wine. It was named #54 on Wine Spectator’s top 100 Wines of 2014. There are so many accolades for this wine that there are too many to name. I picked up a bottle for New Year’s Eve, but instead enjoyed it on January 1st throughout the […]

Pompette Notes: Antech RĂ©serve Brut Blanquette De Limoux

After one sip of this crĂ©mant, I fell in love. It’s that good. Made with Mauzac grapes, mainly grown in the Limoux and Gaillac regions in the southwest part of France. Winemaker’s notes: All grapes are hand picked, carried to the fermenting room in cases of at most 300 kilograms, and then immediately pressed pneumatically. The juices selected are then […]

Pompette Notes: MAN Chenin Blanc

The Free-run Steen Chenin Blanc by MAN Vintners from South Africa is nice and crisp with citrus and green apple notes.  If you like white wine, make sure you taste this Chenin Blanc from this region. Winemaker’s notes: The Agter-Paarl area is the ideal region for growing Chenin Blanc and our farmers have the largest collection of old vine Chenin […]

Pompette Notes: Be Bordo Le Crisp White

Be BordĂ´ is an accessible Sauvignon Blanc wine from Bordeaux that is modern and chic. This crisp wine is crafted by traditional white Bordeaux grape varieties. The grape blend is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon Winemaker’s notes: Be BordĂ´ Sauvignon Blanc is the result of the winemaking tradition from the famous Port de La Lune, birthplace of the Bordeaux […]

Pompette Notes: Frank Célèbre Crémant

I had high expectations for the Frank CĂ©lèbre CrĂ©mant and it exceeded them. This is a fabulous crĂ©mant that I will keep stocked in my collection. Let’s just say it will rock your taste buds. It’s perfect for special occasions, weddings, and simply anytime you want bubbles. This one of the Finger Lakes finest sparkling wines. Chateau Frank specializes in […]

Pompette Notes: Torres Celeste Crianza 2012

A bodacious 100% Tempranillo from Spain. The Torres Celeste Crianza, 2012 caught my eye when I visited Torres Winery in Spain. It’s a dark and juicy red with aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and rose petals. It’s the kinda wine that is great with meat and hard cheeses. Winemaker’s notes: Luminous morello cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense aromas of wild blackberries […]

Pompette Notes: Delacroix Blanc de Blancs

Delacroix Brut is an affordable French sparkling wine that is a blanc de blanc (white wine from white grapes) that will run you under $10 bucks. The grape variety in this vino includes Ugni Blanc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. It’s a well balanced, crisp, and dry with a fruity aroma. It’s no champagne, but for the price can’t beat it. […]