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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  • Looks like Morgan and Chris have been busy Bedrock babies, here's what came ... came ... 2018 Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley1X  2016 Beduccini Note to self, probably not a good idea to place my order for my Bedrock allocation as the CFO and I are sitting in the Bedrock tasting room having a great tim Read More

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  • Donnafugata Sicilia Bianco Vigna di Gabri Sicily 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • That does strike me as strange on the Amarone Jack. Tomasso has been my ... ... years. While on Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon have quite the marriage in Bordeaux Blanc.Was at a pretty high end Piedmont and Burgundy tasting, and this 78’ Gaja Costa Russi was poured that stopped me in my tracks. Really one of the better wines I’ve ever ... Read More

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  • Read up on Lindeman's thread, and thought this would be a good topic to discuss.To Greg's point about blending Merlot and sometimes Cabernet in with Chianti blends, I hear that trend had been on the downswing, which is probably a good thing for Chianti proper, though there will be some really good "Super Tuscan's" made from the blending as well.... Read More

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  • Chateau Miaudoux Saussignac 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine from Cadman Fine Wines for £12. Saussignac is an ... ... is a blend of semillon,sauvignon blanc and muscadelle although I do not know in what proportions.I started my bottle last night with my plate of cheese and biscuits.It is a deep amber colour and very sweet wine,almost like honey or syrup.There is some aprico... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Sauvignon Blanc. Gato Negro 2018

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    Binny's 1/2019. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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  • Chateau la Garde Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the wqebsite ... empire.consists of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% semillon[the estate used to use sauvignon gris as well but these vines have now been taken out] and was aged in used oak barrels for 10 months. I started my bottle last night with my supper of smoked mackerel and salad. It is a dry wine and... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • After all the Christmas and New Year festivities, I have to escape for a good ... ... to your scribbled order; Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre or a fruity number from New Zealand), Viognier from the south of France or, if you’re in a red mood pick up a Chilean Pinot Noir or a New Zealand Merlot, or viceroy-versa.Curry and wine matching is getting ea... Read More

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  • One of the few real bargains left in France are found in the southern Rhone and Bouche du Rhône and fall under the appellation Cotes du Rhône and Cotes du Rhône-Villages.  These wines are delicious whether red or white, and are still affordable at good price to quality ratios.  Their copies in Australia, South Africa, Australia and North America... Read More

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  • I am drinking an absolutely exquisite bottle of sauvignon blanc and it is not from New Zeeland.. It is from Domaine de la Chaise in the Touraine-Chenonceaux appellation. It was aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks.It is just bursting with grapefruit,gooseberry pear and elderflower style fruit. Bland or mineral this is not. I bought it at th... Read More

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  • 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


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  • 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


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