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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  • 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...

  • California

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

  • Marlborough

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

  • Chile

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

  • Sancerre

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

  • Sonoma County

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

  • South Africa

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

  • New Zealand

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

Popular Wineries using Sauvignon Blanc

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Château Timberlay

    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

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    A very fresh flowery bouquet reminding one of the newness and freshness of spring. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Terlan Nova Domus Terlaner Riserva 2009

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    60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon BlancTight, though very floral on the nose with a hint of red fruits on the nose. In contrast this is supple and wide open in the mouth delivering melon and slightly astringent quince flavors that lead to a long finish showing super persistence to the melon, mineral and crab apple flaovrs. 93pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Terlan Sauvignon Blanc 1992

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    No maloDeep and aromatic with huge aromas of cut grass, gooseberry, ... apple ... ... apple fruit. World class Sauvignon Blanc 94p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tortoise Creek Wines Sauvignon Blanc Cuvee Jeanne Cotes de Gascogne 2011

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    A clean and bright white with a citrus flare. Notes of passion fruit and apricot. Finishes with a grassy edge. Goes great with goat cheese & prosciutto. Read More

    Wine review by lamontagnea


  • Justin Vineyards Suavignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by sgarcia61


  • With the weather finally turning warm we’ve turned to our favorite ... ... ... love asparagus and Sauvignon Blanc. I do not love that old, tired saw about asparagus being "difficult" to pair with wine. Calculus is difficult. Vegetables? Not so much.Jameson FinkWine Without Worr Read More

    From the article SPRING TIME IS FOR PAIRING


  • Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Fizzled out like a bad episode of the simpsons. The initial nose in the bowl was airy and fun. Crisp. However within a few minutes it fell flat on its face. Any hint of a good nose just kinda fell off. Tasting it initially was the same situation. Not bad. Zesty and clear, however the high acidity needs to be put in check. Didnt really en... Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2012

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    Great buy. Crispy and Zesty. Semi Sweet Grapefruit and a smooth honeydew on the finish. Great on the nose. I'm a traditionalist with my Sauvs and I felt like this was a great display of traditional California Sauv Blanc. The price was a bonus. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Maison Legrand Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Soo... what's your favorite SB region? Do you have an inclination for wines from particular one? In my case it's Chilean Sauvignon Blancs, for numerous reasons. New Zealand's products are awfully overpriced here in Poland and there aren't many Napa/Sonoma wines around (either overpriced quality wine or nice price global moguls' products). The c...

    Comment by 98971shot2pieces 98971 shot2pieces


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