Kelly’s Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier                                                                                             Kelly’s Crossing Sauvignon Blanc has powerful aromas of red grapefruit and pineapple. On the palate the wine has a light bodied mouthfeel with very bright and lively acidity. Fresh red grapefruit and fresh cut grass bounce off the front of the palate, followed by a slight mineral finish.

This is classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and is a very easy wine to identify blindly. This wine is as it should be and offers everything you expect from a good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and almost effervescent, the acidity in this wine gives great structure and an enormous amount of backbone, with fruit that is easily identifiable for even the most inexperienced of palates. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 90 Points 

No Other Ratings Found


The Break Down

95%
Dryness level
85%
Fruit
85%
Acidity
20%
Oak

Selection- Kelly’s Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

Region – Marlboro, New Zealand

Vintage – 2014

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc

Oak – Un-oaked

Alcohol – 12.5%

Food Pairings –  Oysters, muscles, salad, soft mild cheeses. Try this recipe by Ashleigh Tansey http://tanseyreviews.com/2016/07/23/steamed-mussels/


What is Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, also known as Fume Blanc in the United states, is a bright green grape varietal, that typically produces dry white wines that have bright and crisp acidity with citrus and grassy like characteristics. The grape is indigenous to southwest France and is now grown in many different regions of the world to include New Zealand, America, Chile, Argentina,South Africa, and Australia. It is also used in the the coveted and famous sweet wines of Sauternes, in Bordeaux France. These wines are crisp and refreshing and perfect for summer time lunch breaks and soft cheeses. Cheers. Eric Tansey CSW, Sommelier