Kim Crawford New Zealand Unoaked Chardonnay 2012

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Pale straw with hints of gold. Lifted stonefruit and guava combines with butterscotch of malolactic. Just like granny rewarding you with a Werthers Original Toffee for eating all your tropical fruit. Full and rich with good fruit weight and length is balanced nicely with firm acidity.

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Kim Crawford Wines:
One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful to the point of exuberance, this is a great wine for drinking alone of with lighter fare.
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: Zuiko
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2.00 5
08/03/2013

The 2012 version of this wine no longer carries the Marlborough appellation as the older ones did. It just says East Coast. It is a blend of Hawke's Bay and Marlborough. The result is not a good one. This wine is a shadow of the previous wines. There is almost no fruit and the finish is short. Nice color and good acid balance though. My rating -- 80. It is priced as if it were the Marlborough wine and I find that a bit deceptive.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.50 5
02/03/2014

Nicely balanced fruit to acidity. First unoaked chard that I didn't feel was trying to imitate SB.


Snooth User: annecara
937071556
4.00 5
09/09/2013

Four glasses



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Pale straw with hints of gold. Lifted stonefruit and guava combines with butterscotch of malolactic. Just like granny rewarding you with a Werthers Original Toffee for eating all your tropical fruit. Full and rich with good fruit weight and length is balanced nicely with firm acidity.

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