Wine of the week: Kim Crawford's Loveblock sauvignon blanc

Kim Crawford and New Zealand sauvignon blanc have become quite famous. Well, Kim and his wife have a new sauvignon blanc called Loveblock. This wine knocked me out. Complex fragrances of chalk, herb, lime, grapefruit, grass, peach and white flowers march forth with excellent pressure. The mouth is high-toned citrus, grapefruit, kiwi and lime. It's dry and has a lovely, viscous mid-palate. There's lots of extra here. Seems Kim and Erica (his wife) are striving to take New Zealand's sauvignon blanc to a whole new level. Costs about $22.

-- Mike McVittie reviews wines available in Anchorage