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Happy Hour: 2009 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Last month, I was floored by the drinkability of Babich's 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, and I've been obsessed with Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs ever since. Marlborough is New Zealand's premiere region for the grape; the sunny, cool, maritime climate is ideal for producing crisp, herbal wines.

A grocer at Trader Joe's recommended Kim Crawford to me, calling it "the standard" for New Zealand Sauv Blanc, and I have to agree with her. Its innocent straw color is deceptive; one sip reveals an intense, concentrated wine with grass, green apple, pear, and guava notes. The finish is off-dry, but leaves a memorable, lingering acidity at the back of the tongue.

For $15, an everyday white doesn't get much better than this. Have you ever tried Kim Crawford? What's your go-to white?

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sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 5 years
I am obessed with them as well! Marlborough Savs are my favorite summer wine! Kim Crawford is my least favorite of them. Brancott and Starborough are my favorites.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 5 years
@Segat1, you took the words out of my mouth - Oyster Bay is my fav. Most of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc are good including Kim Crawford. I did a tasting when I was in New Zealand but some of them you can't find in the US.
Segat1 Segat1 5 years
Oyster Bay, hands down. You shoudl also check out some of the Tasmanian Savs. They are amazing!
Molly Molly 5 years
Kim Crawford Sav Blanc is one of my go tos! Been drinking it (and all the other Marlborough Sav Blancs I find) for years — pleases everyone and so easy to drink.
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