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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  • South Africa

      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

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      Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the ...

  • Marlborough

      While wines from Marlborough, in New Zealand’s South Island, have only come into prominenc...

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    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

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    Neil Ellis Wines differs from most South African wineries in that instead of owning vineyards we ...

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    Our winery has a long-standing tradition of dedicated grape-growing families, some of whom are 4t...

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    A South African Winery specializing in classic South African grape varieties such as Sauvignon ...

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    The Juno Wine Company - based in the town of Paarl in the heart of South Africa’s winelands - was...

  • Boland Kelder

    Situated in the picturesque Paarl Valley, Boland Cellar has much to boast about. Nominated as one...

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    Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myb...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • If I have the opportunity to return to Sonoma County and visited the winery - I ... ... tasted two of them, the Sauvignon Blanc and the Chardonnay and I can't determine each taste of these popular wine, but one thing I like in common, all the wine I tasted are really great and I like it. Read more. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines Collection/Varietal Guide


  • It's getting quite warm here in SoCal Much fruitier--not sweet--than ... and equal parts of Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.  So, now you understand the fruit (and floral) overtones.  Good acid makes it quite refreshing. Great summer-evening-out-on-the-patio wine.  It's interesting that all the vineyards whose grapes were used in this w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • With summer in full swing it’s time to take a look at some of the ... ... ... can always fall back on sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and there’s a reason why these wines are so popular, but don’t we all enjoy a change now and again. they say variety is the spice of life, and I for one believe that is absolutely true, especially when so may w... Read More

    From the article 5 Wines you Need to Discover


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... Bay 2012 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  |  1 in stock  |  $19.99 Colin, Marc 2002 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne  |  3 in stock  |  $49.99 Colin, Marc 2002 Santenay Rouge Vielles Vignes  |  8 in stock  |  $34.99 Colin-Deléger 1999 Santenay 1er Cru Clos... Read More

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  • This is another of those Total Wines wines that, while they might not blow you ...  Peggy is drinking a Sauvignon Blanc and I am drinking this.Life is good.  &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Tussock Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Canepa Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva Finisimo 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Kunde Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    Light, crisp, but with some substance on the mid palate. The zest is there from the citrus accents, but there is also some mango, guava, and a hint of banana on the finish. Super wine for the hot summer months or to go with lighter Asian Faire! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • St. Supéry Vineyards Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Napa Valley Virtú Meritage 2010

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    Grapefruit and citrus with nice tart acidity on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Pandorra


  • Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Not bad but not great French Sauv Blanc. Fairly straight forward with a touch of grapefruit and lemon. Somewhat short finish but decent acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • 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


  • Where can I buy Running with Scissors Sauvignon Blanc in Melbourne, FL?

    Comment by 353945carmencatspaw 353945 carmencatspaw


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