As we sat down for yet another working lunch we didn’t yet know what wine we would sample for the day. The air was warm, the sun was downright hot, and fall seemed light years away. As we soaked in the last drops of the summer sun we decided to go with a crisp and summery Sauvignon Blanc. As the menu dictated our specific choices we stumbled upon the Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc. The bottle was moderately priced and had a nice reputation for delivering delicious and robust flavors. With the wind in our hair and the sun tickling our skin we felt confident in our decision.
As we always begin a wine tasting we like to get a read on the nose of the wine. This helps us determine the true aromas and flavors of the wine prior to getting our pallate wet. My nostrils were immediately filled with a strong citrus blend and herb overload. There was something earthy about this wine, like walking through a garden just as the blooms are bursting. Freshly cut grass and the unearthing of dirt stung my nose with memories of the first spring break through. Spring in a cup. All happy memories.
The long awaited sip didn’t disappoint. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc sent a fizzy sensation through my tastebuds. With crisp and refreshing hues and a hint of floral undertones this wine left us feeling quenched and satisfied. A dewy residue lingers on your tongue for just a touch and sends your senses running through wet morning fields. A complex puzzle with intricate pieces; hard to untangle the well blended flavors of this wine. A piney aftertaste that gives you a slight burn but in a painful and pleasing way.
A “clear water” concoction with a slight straw coloring and hues resembling flower stems this wine can be deceving. Bold for a white but meek in coloring don’t let the pale stature of this wine fool you. Robust complete flavors and a lovely finish.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc makes me happy. End of Story.