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Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough9s Wairau Valley and the neighboring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly sub soils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc. Individual blocks were targeted for their strengths and overall contribution to the blend. The vines ranged in age from 18 months to fifteen years bringing a mix of youthful vigor and depth of flavour. The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the evening and overnight to preserve flavours and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. Each block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process. Fermentations were carried out at cool temperatures and when all tanks had completed ferment they were proportionately blended, fined, stabilised and bottled. All these factors have resulted in the plethora of fruit flavours, crisp acidity and complexity of this stunning wine.

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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.

Member Reviews for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,538
2.50 5
Vintage: 2014 12/29/2014

Very much what you'd expect from a NZ Savu blanc, loads of white grapefruit with a touch of lemon pith, decent acidity and a medium finish.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,538
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 05/01/2014

White grapefruit, crisp and acidic with a some lemon pith and a decent finish. Pretty good QPR and a nice summer quaff.


Snooth User: JenniferT
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 12/08/2013

An intensely perfumed wine with notes of white flowers, honey, white peach and soft meyer lemon notes. Not herbal/grassy. Very slight notes of acetone or cats pee. More of the same on the palate with good length and subtle minerality. Light and refreshing. I am not convinced that I like this vintage as much as previous vintages.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 10/28/2014

Grapefruit on the nose, grapefruit on the palate; smooth and easy to drink.


Snooth User: suberogirls
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2013 09/15/2014

Passion fruit tones


Snooth User: natmrk
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2013 03/04/2015

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,538
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 02/02/2013

Decent Marlborough sauvignon blanc with loads of white grapefruit, lemon, and unripe peach. Nice floral nose, nice acidity and a decent finish.


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External Reviews for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2014 08/03/2015

Tongue-gripping acidity with loads of citrus flavors. Peach and nectarine flavors round out the citrus; grassy undertones. Finishes long and dry.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 04/02/2015

LOOK: Lovely pale yellow. SMELL: With the crack of the cap, unleash the unexpected as an array of delicious aromas leap from the glass. Tropical melon and pineapple, passionfruit, and lifted citrus tempt your senses. TASTE: A mouthfi lling wine packed with fruit sweetness balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a fresh, zesty, lingering finish. EAT: Perfect for all occasions, particularly delicious with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads. TA: 7.3g/L pH: 3.30 RS: 5.5g/L ALCOHOL: 12.5%


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2014 08/03/2015

An appealing note of ripe peach complements the core of crisp lemon and lime flavors, with a touch of peppery white flowers. Shows nice focus and persistence on the finish. Drink now. 550,000 cases imported.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 01/23/2014

LOOK: Beautifully bright, pale lemon.SMELL: With the crack of the cap, unleash the unexpected as an array of delicious aromas leap from the glass. Pink grapefruit, key lime, passion fruit, frangipani, and pineapple tempt your senses.TASTE: An exuberant wine packed with flavour, balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a fresh, zesty, lingering finish.EAT: Perfect for all occasions, particularly delicious with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads. - WineryTA: 7.5g/LpH: 3.32RS: 5g/LALCOHOL: 12.5%


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2013 06/19/2014

Tongue-gripping acidity with loads of citrus flavors. Peach and nectarine flavors round out the citrus. Grassy undertones. Finishes long and dry.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2013 06/19/2014

A fragrant, spicy mix of peach, apricot and citrus flavors, with vibrant acidity and plenty of grapefruit zest nuances on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2013 06/19/2014

For a wine with such a large volume (over half a million cases were imported to the U.S.), the quality is admirable. Passion fruit and grapefruit elements dominate, while some grassier notes emerge as the wine sits in the glass, resulting in a pleasant blend of tropical and herbal notes. It’s plump on the midpalate, then gains focus on the lengthy, mouthwatering finish.


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Tasting Notes:

An exuberant wine brimming with flavours of pineapple, passionfruit, stonefruit and a hint of herbaceousness. The finish is fresh, zesty and lingering.

These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough9s Wairau Valley and the neighboring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly sub soils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc. Individual blocks were targeted for their strengths and overall contribution to the blend. The vines ranged in age from 18 months to fifteen years bringing a mix of youthful vigor and depth of flavour. The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the evening and overnight to preserve flavours and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. Each block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process. Fermentations were carried out at cool temperatures and when all tanks had completed ferment they were proportionately blended, fined, stabilised and bottled. All these factors have resulted in the plethora of fruit flavours, crisp acidity and complexity of this stunning wine.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.33
Sugar: 2.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 7.4 grams per liter

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