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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  • Just got back from Stone Tower Winery near Leesburg, Virginia to pick up our ...  Good times.  The Sauvignon Blanc was surprisingly good.  On the way home it was pouring rain.  Now we need to drive over to watch over the grand kids for a few hours until our daughter-in-law returns from a match in Maryland.  It will be a late night.&nbs Read More

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  • Jean Claude Dagueneau Saint Andelain Pouilly Fume 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Wine review by trohk


  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, Jamon, and assorted pickled/dried vegiesThe Charles Orban Blanc de Blanc was excellent according to the ladiesThe 2010 Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling was an excellent maturing Riesling from the Eden Valley in SA and showed that under screw cap we are not seeing the fl... Read More

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  • We did the French Wine Tasting party last night at our friends house in ... ... and even a white Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc).  Our red, a 2006 Chateau Gueyrosse Bordeaux was the second favorit Read More

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  • The future of New Zealand wine is strong – both through local sales and, ... ... strong, and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir can be included in this collection. There’s no question that New Zealand produces fine wines. An increasing number of examples from varieties other than Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are getting noticed by S... Read More

    From the article The Future of New Zealand Wine


  • Early Mountain Vineyards Five Forks 2016

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    47% Petit Manseng, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Viognier, 5% Muscat, 5% Pinot Gris. Stainless steel, neutral oak, and concrete egg. Honeysuckle, lemon, apple, and pear. Sweetly grassy, like sugar snap peas. Apple peel on finish. Bracing, crisp acidity. Read More

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  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Kalian Monbazillac 2014

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    70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc. Approx. 12% residual sugar. High alcohol. Laser-like acidity. Lemon notes with floral finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • It’s no secret that we love German wines, but there’s more to them ... ... as aggressively green as Sauvignon Blanc. It doesn’t hurt that most Silvaner from Franken comes in a nifty bottle called a Bocksbeutel that’s both traditional and novel and an exceptionally great talking piece – just ask your sommelier for the translation of Bocksbeutel... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... Domaine 2011 South Australia Sauvignon Blanc  |  2 in stock  |  $19.99 Lucci, Domaine 2014 Adelaide Hills Syrah  |  3 in stock  |  $29.99 Lucci, Domaine 2014 South Australia Wildman Range Red Blend   |  3 in stock  |  $24.99 Lucci - Lucy Margaux 2014 Adelaide Hil... Read More

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

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  • 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...

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