Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7.
Zesty and fresh with a lime-lemon lift. More citrus than grassy with some herbal underlay. Winemaker Anthony says he blend different parcels of the grapes as they do in Champagne style. Good tomato leaf and minerality on the finish. Part of Vintages Essentials. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: planked salmon, field salads.
This Sauvignon Blanc was reviewed September 11, 2013 by Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
|Jane Staples rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Here's New Zealand's Sauv Blanc darling, from 2013,already hailed as "The Vintage of a Lifetime". Bright, perfumey on the nose with passion fruit and peach notes, then an exuberant burst in the mouth of more fruit, with a nice weight to it. Less grassy than some SB's, done intentuionally to bring out the fruit flavours.
|Mark Cochrane rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
This pale yellow Sauvignon Blanc from Kim Crawford with it's signature citrus and herbal aromas is why they are considered to be one of the top Sauv Blanc producers every year. A good balance of melon and citrus flavours with crisp acidity and a medium to long citrus and herbal finish makes this a great summer patio wine.
This wine pairs well with shrimp tempura, soft cheeses or summer salads
|Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
A Vintages Essential - this lovely wine is chalk full of flavour- lemon, lime, passion fruit, melon, underlying minerality. Winemaker Anthony talks about the style - It's a consistent product year over year representing the brand very well.
|Malcolm Lamont rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Wow! A great expression of an already great wine, coming from this 2013 'Vintage of a lifetime' in New Zealand.
Lots of tropical fruit, citrus, slight herbaceousness and a lovely stony minerality note. Very well balanced, and smooth citrus on the palate.
Tasted October 2, 2013
|Heather Wall rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
This Vintages Essentials is a consistent winner and solidifies New Zealand's reign over Sauvignon Blanc. Signature pale straw colour and light style. Tomato vine with some grass,basil, citrus, passion fruit, peach, melon and long green apple finish. Delicious with our deviled ham and the battered shrimp.
|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Gooseberry, passion fruit, fresh cut grass, lemon zest, and sliced guava. Very consistent quality year over year from this producer. 91 Points (ottawawinejournal.com)
|Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:|
Perhaps the flagship of the brand this Sauvignon is blended in a champagne style with 150 lots vinified separately. The result is a balance of fresh herbaceousness, white flower floral notes, and a mix of tropical and tree fruit. Flavours of green apple (almost candied) and juicy pineapple lead to a medium finish brimming with vibrant acidity and wet stone minerality.
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.