Thursday, July 09, 2009
L Mawby – Suttons Bay - 7/2/09
This was an obvious, must revisit - one of our favorite wineries in the country, L Mawby rocks my face. You get two free samples (Sandpiper is mandatory, I think, and the other is up to you) and then for five bones you get two addition 2oz pours with some crackers and spread.
We've reviewed a lot of L Mawby here, so do a search for more....these are what I jotted down in the room.
Talismon - Apples, light in body, though some interesting toasty notes come through.
Cremant Classic - This wine sickens me, I hate it, I can't stand it, I drink it and want to throw it out....yet I cannot put it down. Funky and weird, rye toast comes through as does some blueberry essence, with a strange gasoline component. Complex, frustrating, and not at all to my liking, yet I felt compelled to buy a case. I didn't though. I hope to never taste it again, but if I see it at a store I'll buy them out.
Sex - Strawberry and cranberry, slightly off dry, certainly tasty.
US - Fruity with bubble gum qualities even though it's not all that sweet.
Jadore - Treat this as a dessert wine and you're set - sweet with honey and apricot notes. No toast or whatever and no apologies, just layers of fruit and sugar - it works nicely.
Gil's Pier, L Mawby, Circa, and 45 North - four damn fine places all within a few miles - you can't beat it.