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

  • Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017

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    Melon flesh and citrus pith notes on the nose - mellow and grassy with green apple and pear. Fresh, easy drinking and flavorful - simple warm fruit flavors of lemon and a stony finish of slate and sea spray. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Murrieta's Well Small Lot Sauvignon Blanc Livermore Valley 2017

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    Mineral citrus aromas with tropical fruit notes of pineapple with lemon zest and green apple. Fresh minerality and bold acidity on the palate with lemon drop fruit and a creamy textured palate of lightly green melon and fresh peach. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Murrieta's Well the Whip White Blend Livermore Valley 2016

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    Orange and tangerine notes are lightly floral and creamy with fresh minerality and hints of lime zest. Fresh, perky acidity on the palate with creamy orange notes, tea leaf and a finish of green apple and floral white peach. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Last month, in the company of forty-five wine writers, I caught up with ... ... each plant. When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, for example, he wants to make sure that at least one leaf protects the cluster from direct sunlight. Careful leaf pruning will achieve “dappled light in the fruit zone”, Robbie says. These wines are hand-crafted, in the... Read More

    From the article This is a big piece of California wine history.


  • Domaine du Tremblay Quincy 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by tempier


  • Coniglio Sauvignon Blanc St. Helena 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by DONTOVERDOTHEEXPLANATION


  • Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    It changes a lot, depending on temperature - when warm, it's earthy grapefruit with wide melon body... almost like "Love Is" bubblegum... and feels crispy and more lemony when cooled. So you can balance it up to you. Awesome! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • I’ve just been booked to present masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne in ... the likes of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Bravo to Vinho Verde and Rias Baixas!Following fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats (to retain the aromas and flavours) the wine is generally rested in the cool cellars for a short time before bottlin... Read More

    From the article When mercury is rising, drink this wine.


  • Marisco Vineyards 'Fernlands' Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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    No written review

    Wine review by watkinsanna


  • Davis Bynum Virginia's Block Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2017

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    Fresh lime and grapefruit aromas with green melon and cut grass. Tight acidity and citrus flavors of grapefruit and lime are direct and pure on the mid palate with a creamy melon note towards the finish, this is true to varietal form, refreshing and crisp with just a hint of green apple adding some extra fruitiness.91 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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