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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  • The Kendall Jackson 2012 Chard Reserve is a good buy.  Interesting that it ... such as the Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc from Cono Sur (2018/2019) and these were on sale recently for about 10.95 plus 15% tax, so very cheap by BC (or indeed any) standard in the West.  I reviewed it yesterday, and found it to be a decent, typical SB from Chile... Read More

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  • Cono Sur Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2019


    This wine exudes a weedy, woody grassy, herbaceous nose typical of the region. Entry is smooth and crisp (good acidity), with a melange of white fruit and apply on the palate. Finish is crisp, acidic and clean - exactly what this wine should be at the price point. Not much finesse, but a lot of varietal character and flavor. Excellent buy! 87. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Ca Dei Frati Pratto Benaco Bresciano IGT 2018


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Chateau Baret Pessac-Leognan 2016


    Pale yellow color in the glass, Some banana on the nose. Quite lean. Light fruit--lemon, banana, table grapes.Some tartness, but not overly so. Some minerality at the rear palate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Joseph Mellot Sincérité 2018


    This blend of Sauvignon Blanc from the Valle de Loire by the reputable house of Joseph Mellot (Sancerre) is a tasty blend of grapes from anywhere in the Valle de Loire. The pale yellow colour belies a beautiful nose of musk, gooseberry grass and soft herb. Very true to the region and its style, this wine is clean, crisp, gentle and citrus-fres... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Emandare Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019


    From the oldest (and one of the only) Sauvignon Blanc plantings on Vancouver Island (Duncan, BC, 18 years old), this 2019 shows good, easily identifiable varietal properties on the nose with anise, grass, lemon, gooseberry and kiwi; entry is clean, pure and typically acidic (for the Island). There is a lot of gooseberry and lemon grass on the p... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Les Gourmands l'Enclos des Braves Gaillac 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Clos du Soleil Fume Blanc 2017


    This Bordeaux Blanc blend (83% Sauvignon Blanc and 17% Semillon) carries a scent of lawn grass, gooseberry, kiwi and a whiff of vanilla (oak); entry is very crisp - though not unbalanced or unexpected for this region (Similkameen Valley, BC Canada), with healthy acidity, musky, grassy, grapefruit-citric, white berry flavours with a slight nut-oa... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Domaine de la Vinconniere Sauvignon Pays du Val de Loire 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website is from ... in the Loire valley.It is a sauvignon blanc labeled under the Loire valley IGP designation.I started it last night with my supper of sea bass cooked with spinach and tomatoes.It is a dry but not bone-dry wine. There is plenty of melon and elderflower fruit with ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017


    Classic NZ Sauv. Blanc. We loved it. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

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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 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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