A natural beauty with quality fruit that shines. Opens with lovely peach and almond/hazelnut aromas. Has an elegant, engaging texture (without oak). Solid fruit and butterscotch flavors grace the palate; the long, intense, pleasing finish stays with you. Kudos, Kim.
If you are turned off by heavily oaked Chards, this is one to consider. It’s loaded with light tropical-fruit aromas and flavors, along with a nice hint of peach. It’s a little lower in acidity and verve than the excellent ’98, but it’s solid, and blossoms in the glass. A very practical, easy-to-drink wine.
Ripe, lightly buttered pears are tinged with a light muskiness and married to tropical fruits like guava in this soft, easy-to-drink wine that tastes like Chardonnay, without the overlay of oak to which consumers are so accustomed.
Undeniably well made, but I’ve yet to see the attraction of unoaked Chardonnay from anywhere outside of Chablis or the Maconnais. This attempt is more successful than most—it’s a simple, fruit-cocktail quaffer with decent mouthfeel and adequate concentration.
The Kim Crawford wines typically display plenty of fruit character, and this example is no exception. Bright pineapple flavors are fairly intense, turning crisp and lemony on the finish. Bold, if somewhat simple. Drink now.
A reliably fruit-filled offering, the 2005 version offers honeyed apple, melon and pear flavors carried by a well-rounded and slightly viscous wine. On the soft side, with a pithy note to the finish.