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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine de la Chaise Touraine Chenonceaux 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 at the London France Show back in ... ... area and consists of 100% sauvignon blanc aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked fish. It is a dry wine and there is some fairly intense grapefruit,gooseberry.pear and elderflower style fruit Mineral or bland... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • We ought to banish preconceived notions in all areas of life, especially wine. ... the region’s Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes.The mist clears, and piping hot sunshine dries out the grapes. The conditions allow friendly spores known as Botrytis Cinerea to develop on the grapes. This is the beginning of the hallowed Noble Rot ... Read More

    From the article Your Thanksgiving Holiday Show-Stopper


  • Thanksgiving Dinner NV

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    As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is ... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • No sooner than the Fedex driver dropped off our fall Bedrock allocation their ... County  (x2)2017 Judge Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley  (x2)2017 Old Vine Zinfandel California  (x5)2017 Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling Cienega Valley (x2) &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • On a recent trip to Bordeaux, I had the extreme pleasure of exploring a ... ... ... different the Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes grow in this region. Normally on a wine list or in a wine store, you will find these “golden wines” in the dessert wine section. This is a very common misunderstanding due to the wine’s sugar level... Read More

    From the article There's more to Bordeaux than meets the eye.


  • Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc California 2016

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    Ripe with a little grassiness and a little grape fruit and a smooth finish but nothing really grabbed me. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Of course, so much is dependent on your own tastes, interest in tradional ... ... Again, large range with good Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon.Torres.  Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir good at modest levels.Valdivieso.  A cut above, with more eclectic offerings such as Malbec.  Something for everybody.Of course, there are numerous o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Flirty Bird Sauvignon Blanc Collection Wines 2017

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    Aldi, 10/2018. Blew my socks off, for $3.99. Expected drool, received much better. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • 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

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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


  • 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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