Why I Love Twitter: An Essay By Sonadora

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Kim Crawford Wines

When I went to Connecticut to visit my parents for Christmas this year, I picked up a bottle of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. The Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc has been my go-to wine for reliable quality and value for quite some time now. As I drank it, I Twittered away about how much I enjoy the wine and how great it always is.  Next thing I knew, the Kim Crawford folks were Tweeting back to me and offered to send me some of their small parcel wines.  I happily accepted and they arrived on my doorstep last week.  We first tried the 2006 Kim Crawford Small Parcel Spit Fire Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $22.  Now, I love Twitter. Not only has it brought me wine, but I recently talked about how I wanted to stay at the Napa Valley Marriott this summer and almost immediately, the Napa Valley Marriott people were tweeting with me about what kind of deals they had available! So Twitter has made me friends, gotten me wine, deals on great hotels, restaurant recommendations, and so much more.  I love Twitter!

So the wine. A cool fact about the Spit Fire is that the grapes are grown on an old World War II airbase.  I found this wine to be hugely aromatic…one of those wines you can smell across the room.  On the nose I got grapefruit, gooseberries, minerals, lemon pith, stones. white peach, and a little green pepper.  This smelled like my kind of Sauvignon Blanc.  In the mouth I found flavors of white peach, grapefruit, other citrus, minerals, tropical fruit, star fruit, and pineapple.

Both Matt and I gave this one the thumbs up.  It had nice round flavors with good acidity, but it wasn’t the mouth puckering acidity that turns some people off from certain styles of Sauvignon Blanc. The finish was long and full of flavor.  For a few extra dollars, this could easily replace the regular Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc as my go to white.