Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine from New Zealand.
The winemaker is Anthony Walkenhorst. He joined the brand in 2005, working closely with the founder, Kim Crawford.
Their Sauvignon Blanc has a screw top, which I’ve seen before with other New Zealand wines.
Additionally, this wine has won several gold medals starting with their 2009 vintage.
For this review, two friends and I tasted the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 vintage.
According to Kim Crawford Wines, the grapes for this wine were selected from the Wairau Valley and the Awatere Valley. They also say that “The vines ranged in age, up to 14 years, bringing a mix of youthful vigor and depth of flavor.”
For another, similar New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, check out my review of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Review
The wine’s aroma was fruity with notes of several different fruits, including green apple, Asian pear and a hint of pineapple. There was just the slightest whiff of alcohol in the aroma.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc alcohol content 12.5% by volume, per the bottle.
We expected the taste to be sweet, given the aroma. However, the flavor was not as sweet as the aroma would suggest.
We noted “citrus on the forefront” and all agreed that sweet lemon was the predominant flavor.
The wine’s finish was quite long lasting and enjoyable. We also noticed a bit of a sour lemon pucker in our mouths which we all liked.
Overall, all three of us liked this wine a lot. It’s smooth, refreshing and crisp all at the same time.
We felt it would make a great summer “cocktail party sipper.” One of the tasters also thought this would be great in a White Sangria.
For a pairing, we suggest shrimp cocktail given the great acidity of the wine and its potential to cut through and complement that appetizer. Kim Crawford Wines suggest pairing with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc price $13.99.