Kim Crawford Dry Riesling - $17.99

Wine Details

Price: $17.99
Producer: Kim Crawford
Region: Marlborough
Varietal: Riesling
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: green apple, lemon, mineral
  • White Wine
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Product Description

  • Colour: Pale straw. Aroma: Intense aromatics with citrus and grapefruit complexed with hints of honey and spice. Palate: Explosion of fruit flavours, citrus, honey and even some peach. Great minerality in the wine is balanced with a hint of sweetness. Food Match: An ideal aperitif or suited to delicate fusion foods. Cellar: Great now and can only get better. Will keep up to 15 years with careful cellaring. We are committed to continually improving wine quality and have sealed this wine with a screw cap. This ensures cork taint is eliminated, oxidation minimized and that the wine arrives as we intended.
  • Kim Crawford Wines started out in a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand. Since launch in 1996, the label has gained critical acclaim around the globe. Being big was never our aim. Being the best has been. Pouring a glass of Kim Crawford Wine promises great times with friends; it often heralds a spirited lunch or lively evening. It conveys confidence in a stylish, stimulating environment. We do things unconventionally, take risks, start things, welcome different. Screw caps keep wine fresher than corks. So we started championing them. We decided the world needed a clean, top quality, fruit driven Chardonnay devoid of the heavy oak. So we started making one.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineSpectator - 85 Details: Crisp, with lemon skin and tart green apple flavors shaded by mineral tones in the finish. Drink now through 2008. 5,000 cases made. – 2004 WineSpectator
WineEnthusiast - 87 Details: Green leafy notes combine with mouthwatering ripe apple and lime scents on the nose of this crisp, stylish Riesling. It’s reasonably full-bodied at 12.5% alcohol but dry, finishing fresh and minerally. 2004 WineEnthusiast green apple, lemon, mineral
WineSpectator - 90 Details: Bright, juicy and distinctive for its warm-slate and cold-apple flavors, letting the green apple character linger on a dry, long, lively finish. Drink now through 2010. 3,000 cases made. –HS 2003 WineSpectator green apple
WineSpectator - 87 Details: Ripe and generous, with peach, pineapple and mineral notes packed into a pleasant, off-dry frame, echoing on the fruity finish. Drink now through 2005. 500 cases imported. –HS 2001 WineSpectator mineral, peach, pineapple
Tanzer - 87 Details: ($18) Lime, spearmint, flowers and herbs on the nose, along with a hint of cotton candy and some spicy high tones. Supple and fairly intensely flavored, with notes of flowers, herbs and mint. Offers good length and cut. 2001 Tanzer flowers, herbs, lime, mint, spearmint, spicy
WineSpectator - 88 Details: Dry in style and packed with flavor, zingy with floral apple and peach notes, finishing with a hit of white pepper. Delicious. Drink now through 2005. 1,000 cases made. –HS 2000 WineSpectator
WineEnthusiast - 90 Details: With only a hint of residual sugar, this wine leaves you free to focus on the intense peach, pear and lime fruit. Great balance and racy acidity prolongs the extended finish. 2000 WineEnthusiast apple, peach, pepper
WineSpectator - 87 Details: Crisp and lively, generous with lime, mineral and floral flavors around the core of citrus. Drink now through 2005. 1,500 cases made. –HS 1999 WineSpectator
Tanzer - 85 Details: High-toned aromas of lime, mint and spice, plus an exotic suggestion of dried flowers. Strong flavor of pineapple in the mouth. Slightly sweet but also a bit sour-edged. Shows decent intensity but the finish is pinched by a phenolic quality. 1999 Tanzer citrus, lime, mineral

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Poultry & Eggs Roast Turkey
Vegetables Onions, Leeks, Shallots
Fish or Shellfish Ceviche
Desserts Cheesecake
Spicy Food Mexican & South American, Pho

Wine Terms

Name Value
New Zealand Although it makes just one-tenth the wine of neighboring Australia, this country’s production is increasing every year. Its white wines are generally unoaked with pronounced flavor, rich texture, and high acidity. The South Island’s renowned Sauvignon Blanc is so distinctive that it can be compared to asparagus, limes, grass, or passion fruit. This region also excels in intense Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Cabernet Sauvignon grows well on the North Island, yielding an intense, berry fruit. There the Pinot Noirs are rich and the Chardonnays are soft and ripe but well balanced.
Riesling (REESE ling)—a grape that comes mostly from the Mosel and Rheingau regions of Germany (where it is a noble variety), the Finger Lakes region of New York, and Alsace region of France, and Austria. Although often thought of as “sweet,” many Rieslings are quite dry. The word trocken on German bottles indicates dryness. The trademarks of Riesling are high acidity, low to medium alcohol levels, and aromas and flavors that range from fruity and flowery to mineral. Also called Johannesburg Riesling or White Riesling.
Australia/New Zealand Besides producing Mel Gibson, this region can also produce some pretty intense wine. Australia has become the fourth largest wine export in the world. Australian labels are strictly labeled depending where the grapes where grown to make the wine. In New Zealand the sea moderates the weather producing cooler summers and milder winters. The effect of consistently cool nights is to produce fruit which is nearly always high in acidity.
Marlborough When the first growers planted grapes in Marlborough in the 1970s (there is evidence of plantings as early as 1870s), it is unlikely they would have foreseen the extent of the growth and fame that the region’s wine industry would achieve, based upon a single varietal called Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and zest fruit flavours of the first Marlborough wines, in particular Sauvignon Blanc, captured the imagination of the country's winemakers as well as international wine commentators and consumers and sparked an unparalleled boom in vineyard development. Worldwide interest in Marlborough wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, has continued to fuel that regional wine boom.

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