One of the wines we served last weekend at an informal gathering of friends at our place was a bottle of 2005 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. You have to realize that opening a white in our house is a pretty rare occasion. So why did we do it? Well we need some white wine for the dish that we served that night, and since we had an entire bottle open we served it to our guests. This wasn't the first time I had this wine - in fact I tried it in December '06, and loved it. This 90 point wine (Wine Spectator) is a really crisp, and fresh wine, that cuts through the crap and offers you long delicious sweet finish - the kind that lingers in your mouth and you quickly want another taste. At $19, this is a steal. It is bold wines like this from New Zealand that are sneaking up on their better known neighbors (in terms of wine) from the land of oz!