I reported on Mawby's Blanc de Blanc when I visited the winery last summer. It was my favorite of all of the Mawby lineup for this year. When I saw it on the wine list at Every Day People Cafe in Douglas, MI, I jumped at the chance to order a half bottle.
It is still drinking beautfully--fresh and lively with yeasty, biscuity qualities on the nose and palate, everything I expect from a good Champagne and at a very decent price. As Larry writes on the label, "she's not French, but she makes your tongue dance."
I also had a glass of River's Edge Umpqua Valley Pinot Noir which was very good--more tart than ripe, more flowers than ripe cherry. With food, it was perfect. For the main course, I ordered pork shank in a mole negra sauce with garlic mashed potatoes and spaghetti squash--a fantastic meal. If you're ever in Douglas (or Saugatuk), Michigan, you should give this place a try. For me, it ranks right alongside the Common Grill in Chelsea as a favorite dining destination.