Swill or Swell: Episode 17
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Welcome to Swill or Swell, a weekly series where I taste grocery store wines and let you know if they’re worth the buck or just meant for the drain!
CAVEAT! As you read this, please keep in mind that wine is subjective! This means that everyone enjoys different things and something I like might not be something you like and vice versa. I’ll be as objective as I can with facts about the wine’s quality, but in the end if your opinion differs from mine...that’s perfectly fine! Wine is only worth drinking if YOU like drinking it!
LET’S INTRODUCE THE WINE
Today I’ll be tasting the 2020 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. I purchased from Walgreens for just $11.99.I really wanted to try this because one of the first wines I loved was a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. However, it was Nobilo brand so let’s see how this Kim Crawford compares!
KIM CRAWFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC FUN FACTS
Let’s start by talking about the Sauvignon Blanc varietal.
Now let’s talk a little about the producer, Kim Crawford.
WINE TASTING NOTES
Look: Light straw like color
Smell: Two notes immediately stand out. Tropical fruit, and a funkiness (that typical Sauvignon Blanc cat pee type smell). I also get freshly mowed grass.
Taste: A lot of flavor going on here. Punch of acidity (not overwhelming though), medium body to balance it out, a lot of that tropical note, no funky taste on the palate (which is good), not a lot of sweetness.
Food Pairing - Roast chicken with some sort of citrus side or dressing, something savory or fatty to balance it out
Occasion - This would be a good outside porch sipper, or the type of wine you bring to a dinner when you don’t know the type of wine that everyone likes
Rating - I did enjoy this! I would definitely buy this again, so I give it a swell.
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