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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: raindance
2001541,478
3.50 5
Vintage: 2015 08/08/2016

Mariano's, 8/2016, Mary bought and Mary loved it. More than she, (not me) usually spends on white wine. Good to know she favors it, as this label is readily available almost everywhere. So, when I am aware enough (rarely, I admit), to bring home a treat for her I have this easy option.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,135
3.00 5
Vintage: 2015 06/09/2016

Grapefruit Juice. Longish finish.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,616
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
3578087,616
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: puhnner
1534072,320
2.50 5
Vintage: 2013 10/20/2015

Final, finally in the White Flight.Served too warm to enjoy, but then I don't care much for Sauvignon Blanc anyway. Typical 'green', citrus, and tropical fruit flavors.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,135
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 10/28/2014

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


Snooth User: JenniferT
12777651,050
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.


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External Reviews for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2015 04/27/2016

Marlborough, New ZealandKim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent expression of the Marlborough appellation of New Zealand. Owner/winemaker Kim Crawford produced his first wines under the Kim Crawford label in 1996, following stints with other wineries in South Africa, California, Australia and New Zealand. Kim's winemaking philosophy is straightforward: "With every wine I make, I aim to let the natural flavour of the grape flow through into the final product. New Zealand grapes benefit from a natural fruitiness. My role as winemaker is to make sure that this succulence and richness is abundantly present in the wine you pour from the bottle." Bravo! Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes selected from various low-yielding vineyards in the Wairau, Brancott, Waihoepai and Awatere valleys. It is pale straw in color with touches of green. Classic Sauvignon characters of cut grass and tropical fruits are dominant on the nose. The palate unfolds with flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry and subtle herbaceousness. The wine is mouthfilling with good texture and finishes well with cleansing acidity and great length.Enjoy Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc over the next 4-5 years with asparagus, oysters and summer salads.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 05/25/2016

LOOK: Mid straw colour. SMELL: Very expressive with lifted tropical-fruit-salad aromas, including melon, guava, passionfruit, and mandarin orange. TASTE: A juicy wine with great intensity of flavours and mouthwatering, vibrant acidity. Fresh passionfruit and pineapple flavours delight on the finish. EAT: Perfect for all occasions, particularly delicious with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads. TA: 7.4g/L pH: 3.24 RS: 5.0g/L ALCOHOL: 13%


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
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: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2014 04/26/2016

Marlborough, New ZealandKim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent expression of the Marlborough appellation of New Zealand. Owner/winemaker Kim Crawford produced his first wines under the Kim Crawford label in 1996, following stints with other wineries in South Africa, California, Australia and New Zealand. Kim's winemaking philosophy is straightforward: "With every wine I make, I aim to let the natural flavour of the grape flow through into the final product. New Zealand grapes benefit from a natural fruitiness. My role as winemaker is to make sure that this succulence and richness is abundantly present in the wine you pour from the bottle." Bravo! Wine Spectator rated this vintage 89 points.Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes selected from various low-yielding vineyards in the Wairau, Brancott, Waihoepai and Awatere valleys. It is pale straw in color with touches of green. Classic Sauvignon characters of cut grass and tropical fruits are dominant on the nose. The palate unfolds with flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry and subtle herbaceousness. The wine is mouthfilling with good texture and finishes well with cleansing acidity and great length.Enjoy Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc over the next 4-5 years with asparagus, oysters and summer salads.


External Review
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
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.


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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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