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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  • Late Harvest 2011

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    Wine review by fiorela12


  • Catching up with the wine we drank on Father's Day, and we also celebrated ... paired with a Medlock Ames Sauvignon Blanc, which I did not get a picture of.  It was a nice white wine.&nbs Read More

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  • Quivet Cellars Mcgah Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Very light straw color. See straw smell straw--herbal nose. Tropical fruit--pineapple--with citrus pith--lemon or grapefruit. Serious acid creates tingling on the tongue but also provides outstanding refreshment. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Herbal lemongrass and green pepper aromas with fresh citrus notes that are ... ... ... this is emblematic of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - herbal, citrusy and expressive with warm fruit and zesty acidity, finishing clean and light with lengthy grassy note Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • EM - The 'Shellfish' flight is described below in the menu (I usually ... the New Zealand version of Sauvignon Blanc, but they were both tasty.  Sandra in fact had a full pour of the Sancerre and that was her favorite of the two.  I gave her most of my Vinho Verde after tasting it, because I was getting that prosecco with the oysters on the ha... Read More

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  • Nice Zinfandel EM.  I haven't tried that one yet.We drove over to ... ... (Vinho Verde from Portugal, Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand, and a Sancerre from the Loire Valley in France) with the crab and a prosecco with the oysters.  I think Sandra had a Sauvignon Blanc but I'm not sure now.   The meal was quite tasty and they even t... Read More

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  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    Wine review by exitalia


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is ... Well The Whip 2015Blend: 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, 30% Chardonnay, 7% Viognier, 3% Muscat CanelliThis was a low water vintage. Drier vintages are actually good for the vines, producing grapes that deliver more aromatic and concentrated wines. A combination of ... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • The Dreaming Tree Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2016

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    Lemon, grapefruit and even some pineapple on the nose. Simple and refreshing, with some herbed green notes moving through amidst peach and melon fruit and a finish of chunky melon and citrus. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • We all covet certain superstar wines but budget restrictions mean we have not got there yetWhat are the 5 wines you would like to drink before you die that you have not already hadPlease include VintageMine1996 Krug Clos Du Mesnil1990 DRC Romanee Conti1959 Chateau Mouton [Birth Year]1847 Chateau d'Yquem1982 Petrus Read More

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