Full Review
Kim Crawford

Kim Crawford
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
Best Buy
'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Value New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
Pale yellow straw color. Citrusy, vegetal aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, green pepper, and passionfruit with a silky, vibrant, fruity body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length ripe peach and mango finish with no oak. A spot-on New Zealand sauvignon blanc with ripe zesty fruit and mouthwatering acidity.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit zest, green pepper, and passionfruit
Taste Flavor: ripe peach and mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Chicken Tagine, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on New Zealand sauvignon blanc with ripe zesty fruit and mouthwatering acidity.
The Importer

Vincor USA

The Importer
26836 County Rd. 12A
Esparto, CA 95627
USA
1 509-662-3215
Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Glass White.jpg
Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.