Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
Upfront herbaceous aromas, backed by ripe fruit flavors of melon, passionfruit and crisp acidity.
Good to drink with anyone at anytime. Ideally suited to fresh oysters, asparagus dishes or summer salads.
Wine & Spirits - "Decant this wine to get past its initial reduction and you'll find a generous, citrus-scented sauvignon, its aromas ranging from Kaffir lime to fresh tangerine. The reduction shifts toward flintness, adding an edge for roast scallops or any roast fish. Best Buy."
Kim Crawford Winery
Kim Crawford Wines started out in a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand. Since its launch in 1996, the label has gained critical acclaim around the globe. Kim Crawford wines capture the true aromas and flavors of New Zealand in each bottle. The established leader of luxury-priced Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Kim Crawford combines a passion for excellence in winemaking with a vision of exploring new boundaries. View all Kim Crawford Wines
About MarlboroughView a map of Marlborough wineries (mahrl-bore-oh)
Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be – Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling are also made.
Notable FactsThe region has well-drained alluvial loam soils, which are perfect for grape growing. The grapes receive a good deal of sunshine during the day, but recovers in the cool evenings. Marlborough's growing season is long, which helps foster the gradual, even ripening of the grapes. Not made for much aging, the Sauvignon Blancs of Marlborough are of the buy ‘em and drink ‘em class of wine. Expect little vintage variation here - quantity differs more than quality.
About New ZealandThe country of New Zealand is about 1000 miles from the coast of Australia. It consists of two long islands, end to end, that are approximately the same length as California. Most of the country's climate is maritime due to the abundant coastline. The northern island is warmer and wetter, while the southern island is cooler and dryer. The most popular grapes of New Zealand are Sauvignon Blanc (made most famous by the bright, crisp wines coming out of Marlborough), Chardonnay and the ever-growing Pinot Noir.
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9 ratings, 6 with reviewsScott Citino - Fernandina Beach, FL41/15/2014
This is a nice, crisp, acidic Sauvignon Blanc with nice melon taste. It pairs very nicely with shellfish.ldip - Wilmette, IL59/22/2013Brigid Stanley - Oakland, CA49/10/2013
- Light & Crisp
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This is an excellent example of the varietal as developed in New Zealand. Racy, ripe tropical fruit balanced by the tang of bright citrus. I have recently gone back to liking a more subtle style, but a few years ago this wine was pretty exciting to try. If you are not familiar with the New Zealand style this is a good place to start. I have never tried decanting it, maybe that would enhance some subtleties that I missed.BRAINYBLONDE11 - Mission, TX56/21/2013hubby loved this wine. I don't drink white, so he told me it was fantastic.debparr - Friendship, WI52/2/2013Very enjoyable. Love the green notes. My "house" wine. Found locally for only $12.99 however.michael norton - Rochester, NY54/30/2013
- Light & Fruity
What can I say about this great wine? Buy it! Enjoy it and repeat the purchase whenever you want a great wine everytime...IRL-TEX - Palo Alto, CA51/26/2013Excellent Sauvignon Blanc, very surprised it was so good because it was so cheap. Wait for this one to go on sale though, it can be had for twelve bucks elsewhere.joyous - Falls Church, VA41/8/2013411/7/2012
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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