The weather is getting warmer and it is time to find a few good bottles of wine that match the hot, summer days that are ahead. I was relaxing on the rooftop of a beautiful bar in Laguna Beach today and I decided to order a bottle of Kim Crawford 2008 Sauvignon Blanc. Kim Crawford Wines was founded in 1996 in New Zealand. Their inexpensive vintages have received many accolades and I was looking forward to tasting the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Kim Crawford 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is from the Marlborough Region in New Zealand. This vintage is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and has 13% alcohol content. It retails for $13.99-19.99. For more information see www.kimcrawfordwines.co.nz
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Kim Crawford 2008 Sauvignon Blanc pours a pale yellow and opens up with aromas of citrus and grass. On the palate, the wine is well-balanced with nice acidity. There are flavors of lime, grapefruit, and a hint of herb with a crisp, lively finish. This may be one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I have tasted from New Zealand and it’s hard to believe it is readily available for under $20. This is a great wine and would pair well with your summer salads and seafood dishes. Grab a bottle and enjoy it with a sunny afternoon…cheers!
My Wine Rating- A-