Sauvignon Blanc

(aka. Blanc Fume, Fume Blanc, Savagnin Musque)

Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. This noble grape is also successfully grown in Washington State and in New York on Long Island. In Canada, the variety is establishing a foothold in both the Niagara region of Ontario and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, it is one of the wine world’s darlings. Dry wines made from this grape are characterized by steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character. It is rarely oaked, except in California, where it has often been subjected to Read more »

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Three Paddles Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

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    Melon, lemon and lime on the nose with a bit of grass alongside the fruit. Tart and fresh flavors of lime zest and grapefruit on the palate with honeydew melon towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chile is one of the oldest and most productive wine regions in the New World, ... of note include 2016 T.H. Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Sibaris Gran Reserva Chardonnay, 2015 T.H. Pinot Noir, and the 2016 Trama Pinot Noir.San Antonio ValleyAt Matetic winery, the vineyards also have a strong ocean influence. Winemaker Julio Bastias said that the combi... Read More

    From the article Chile's Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative


  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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    Grassy pungentcy on the nose. Herbal and tart on the palate with a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • The Horologist Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Just got back from a wine-centric trip to Paso Robles and Monterey County.  We've been to Paso a number of times and belong to two wine clubs - Tablas Creek and Adelaida.  This was our first visit to Carmel/Pacific Grove to check out what they have to offer.I made a few appointments and we dropped in to quite a few more tasting rooms.In Paso, Ta... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chateau Recougne Blanc 2015

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    This was ripe and herbal and pretty low acid for a white. I didn't taste much from the Semillon. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Apsara Sauvignon Blanc Kick Ranch 2016

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    Very refreshing wine. Tart citrus flavorslemon zest. Some SB grassiness. Neither the lemoniness nor the grassiness dominate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vertobe, welcome.South Africa has a lot of quite decent sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc, and I tend to go for them before wines made from similar grapes in New Zealand. Great QPR for such whites from several producers. You should try other labels, as well, as you can find them. Look forward to hearing more about your South African (or other) wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Prophecy High Priestess Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

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    Green melon, green apple and pear aromas with a juicy peach note. Continues with a green palate of light garden herbs, lime zest and tart green melon, finishing light and quick with a hint of sea breeze and more apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017

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    Fresh lemongrass and grapefruit aromas with citrus notes and fresh cut grass, hints of mandarin orange and green apple as well. Peach and grapefruit on the palate, clean and light with good fruit and varietal notes of golden berries and grass. Easy drinking and well made. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Oxford Landing SB (Marlborough NZ) was my introduction to this grape. Oxford Landing is a reasonable price for a surprisingly low % and an acceptable intro to this grape. However.... My real introduction was with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough. Revelation; nice sharp taste (not too sharp), reliable 'vintage' (I'm a newbie so I don't c...

    Comment by 1566590alinore 1566590 alinore


  • I like Loire.. Rose Loire also. . Doucette and Maimbray.

    Comment by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • I am a beginner with wine...how should an unfinished bottle be stored..

    Comment by 1280156McCants 1280156 McCants


  • Les South

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south


  • Tell Chateau in France that I will write to Then Real soon ,and my Two Sister Ruby's of Baron Maurice & Baroness Noemie De'Rothschild are Still The Best Best on Planet .This Blanc Nice To Drink.

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south


  • Tell Chateau in France that I will write to Then Real soon ,and my Two Sister Ruby's of Baron Maurice & Baroness Noemie De'Rothschild are Still The Best Best on Planet .This Blanc Nice To Drink.

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south


  • After tasting the following Sauvignon Blanc varietals from the Marlborough regions of New Zealand "Brancott and Matua", I won't even buy any Sauvignon Blanc varietals from any where else in the world.

    Comment by 475141PJMwine 475141 PJMwine


  • My love fo Sauv. Blanc is a relatively new one. I discovered the wonders of this strain while representing New Zealand's Villa Maria winery at Israel's largest wine exhibit - "Sommelier", which took place in November '10. I tried both the Blancs from the Private Bin and the Cellar Selection series. The aromas sent me dreaming. I had visions of t...

    Comment by 827915Malka Lev Adom 827915 Malka Lev Adom


  • frankly, i'm not pro in tasting wine, but somehow i do like this "Mancura" brand.... no doubt price are acceptable... and it was smooth for me..... any comment? do share... :)

    Comment by 539836Adriane31 539836 Adriane31


  • Tasted Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand this weekend. Oh my- it was a bunch of bold fruit just bursting all over. Only $9.99 a bottle. Guess I will be going back for a case. MMmMMmMMM!

    Comment by 351446dsolara 351446 dsolara


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