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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 80 
TypeWhite
ProducerKim Crawford (web)
VarietySauvignon Blanc
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryNew Zealand
RegionSouth Island
SubRegionMarlborough
AppellationMarlborough
OptionsShow variety and appellation
UPC Code(s)689352009611, 9419227006275

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 10 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.1 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 485 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by paulrossi99 on 5/3/2015: Charlie's Tampa (1124 views)
 Tasted by DanielleRose on 11/26/2014 & rated 93 points: I'm a big fan of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (of any vintage, really!). They are always refreshing and crisp, with just the right acidity and fruit (apricot and grapefruit being the most prominent). Great for their cost, too! (516 views)
 Tasted by Brett on 6/12/2014 & rated 88 points: Nice S.B. (3138 views)
 Tasted by Brett on 5/16/2014 & rated 88 points: Nice S.B. (3005 views)
 Tasted by dolce0404 on 3/10/2014: Classic New Zealand Sauv Blanc. great as always. Notes of citrus, lychee, cut grass on the nose, expanding more so on the palate. Acidic and crisp. Great value. (3533 views)
 Tasted by dogsbrekky on 1/21/2014 & rated 90 points: Great minerality, nice fruit balanced with the acid... actually like this more than the Cloudy Bay

Better than the 2012 and 2010 years for mind

Color:
Light straw with yellow and green hues.

Aroma:
Citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned.

Palate:
An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity and fruit sweetness, providing a balanced flavor profile. The finish is fresh, zesty, and lingering.

Cellar:
All these factors have resulted in the plethora of fruit flavors, crisp acidity, and complexity of this stunning wine. Ready for immediate enjoyment, this wine will continue to develop from one to three years. (556 views)
 Tasted by Cchristman on 1/3/2014 & rated 98 points: The VERY BEST! (3796 views)
 Tasted by dssinger on 12/27/2013 & rated 86 points: Went well with leeks, yams, and salmon (3258 views)
 Tasted by SpiSan on 12/24/2013 & rated 87 points: same as before -- bright fruit (1571 views)
 Tasted by DTWOB on 9/9/2013: My "go to" CB for everyday enjoyment! (3151 views)
 Tasted by mazik on 9/2/2013 & rated 91 points: As before, tropical fruit in front, minerality in back. Perfect with lemon/garlic shrimp over pappardelle. (2667 views)
 Tasted by shashankl on 8/9/2013 & rated 87 points: Faint bouquet. Medium flavor of green apple. Tart. Medium finish. (2575 views)
 Tasted by Brett on 7/27/2013 & rated 89 points: Nice S.B. (2691 views)
 Tasted by Myswriter on 7/10/2013 & rated 90 points: Delightful grapefruit taste and smelled of citrus. Pleasant for a warm day. Nice compliment for spicy food. (2926 views)
 Tasted by Button77 on 7/4/2013 & rated 89 points: Balanced, crisp flavors and acidity - passion fruit, melon, and grassy notes - citrus finish (2054 views)
 Tasted by arguseyes6 on 6/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Fresh acidity backing a presentation of citrus with slight effervescence. (1925 views)
 Tasted by Rwsmith5 on 6/20/2013 & rated 86 points: Poolside quaff. (2174 views)
 Tasted by Ivan Ma on 6/12/2013 & rated 88 points: Brilliant Sauvignon Blanc for hot summer! Crispy, medium to high acidity, with lemon, citrus, lemon, honey and a touch of guava in palate, with orange or lemon seed and skin at finish. Perfect to serve as aperitif! (1948 views)
 Tasted by Winokdub on 6/2/2013 & rated 90 points: I really like the tart citrus and bright acidity of this wine. Excellent with BBQ chicken on a hot summer day (1914 views)
 Tasted by SpiSan on 6/1/2013 & rated 87 points: Nice match with a seafood salad. (1742 views)
 Tasted by ArizonaWineGuy on 5/22/2013 & rated 88 points: Great wine for the summer months. Tropical fruits and crisp acidity. (2030 views)
 Tasted by kencasejr on 5/13/2013 & rated 88 points: Fruit bomb! (2020 views)
 Tasted by woody57 on 5/13/2013 & rated 92 points: this is very well balanced, one of the top 3 of 60+ NZ SB's I've tasted; initial citrus leads into tropical fruits with a hint of sweetness on the finish (2333 views)
 Tasted by jkalm on 4/30/2013: Our " go to " sauvignon blanc--fresh, crisp, always a winner. (2200 views)
 Tasted by BentonWine on 4/25/2013 & rated 85 points: Good friend, always consistent. Great for sipping. (2148 views)
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Now owned by Constellation Brands. Kim Crawford retired from the company in 2008. The Winemaker is now Matt Large.

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