Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford

Sauvignon Blanc

2012

(Marlborough, New Zealand)

On Bottle/Website:

*  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
My Notes:
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!
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Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Oyster Bay

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

(Marlborough, New Zealand)

Unknown

On Bottle/Website:

* 13% ABV

* http://www.oysterbaywines.com

* Elegant, assertive with glorious fruit flavors

* Cool climate viticulture

My Notes:

Appearance: clear, star bright, light straw color, low concentration, medium viscosity

Nose: clean, medium intensity, aroma/youthful, asparagus, light tangerine, green grass, white flowers, melon, honey, golden apple, faint mushroom, slate, wet stone

Palate: dry, light/medium bodied, floral, melon, golden apple, slate, mushroom, medium plus alcohol, medium acidity, medium finish, medium complexity

Citrus flavors were more prevalent after the wine had breathed.

One of my closest friends and I have established a yearly tradition.  Whenever she has her annual garage sale in her town, I come over and we catch up and drink wine.  This year, I brought a bottle of this Sauvignon Blanc and it was a hit. I will definitely purchase this wine again.

Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc

Ranga Ranga

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

(Marlborough, New Zealand)

Unknown-2

On Bottle/Website: 

* “Old School” Marlborough Sauvignon

* Fresh, vibrant, zesty

* Crisp acidity

* Fruit aromas, including gooseberries, limes, lemongrass, fresh cut grass

My Notes:

Appearance: clear, bright, medium low intensity, watery/straw, medium viscosity

Nose: sound/clean, high intensity, aroma/youthful, grass, asparagus, jalapeno, tomato leaves

Palate: dry, medium bodied, grapefruit, gooseberry, guava, tropical, medium plus alcohol, medium plus acidity, medium complexity, medium length