(Marlborough, New Zealand)
* A combination of dry and moderate climates gives near perfect cool climate growing conditions and assists with the intense varietal characters unique to Marlborough
* Crisp and powerful, well balanced wine with intense aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit and citrus flavors
* Light to medium bodied aromatic wine is a great match with salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes
* Upfront herbaceous aromas, backed by ripe fruit flavors of melon, passion fruit and crisp acidity
Appearance: clear, day bright, straw, light concentration, green rim variation, low viscosity
Nose: clean, medium intensity, green grass, asparagus, grapefruit, slate, honey, lemongrass
Palate: Off-dry, medium bodied, fruit confirms nose, prevalent green apple, medium minus alcohol, medium plus acidity, medium plus finish, medium complexity.
This wine was light, crisp and refreshing with a lovely nose. This would pair well with a summer salad. It paired spectacularly with seared rare ahi tuna with soy glaze, wasabi mayo and napa slaw. The tuna brought out the asparagus flavors and the slaw brought out the grapefruit elements. I believe the hype of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc!