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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  • Vacheron Sancerre 2013


    Extremely nice Sancerre (sauv blanc). Very well balanced with not too tart lemon and a hint of almond on the nose. There's some restrained grapefruit and lemon peel on the front end, and a little dose of salinity on the medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Sunday Funday 2013


    Crisp stainless steel chard, good acid. Read More

    Wine review by ChipForsythe

  • Hogue Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    For under $10 this is a perfectly acceptable mid-week refresher. Not overly grapefruity but more on the lemon, lemon drop side of sauv blanc. Simple but refreshing with a short finish but decent enough acidity without any funky after taste. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Hill Family Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012


    The Hill Family Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is 99% Sauvignon Blanc & 1% Semillon. It is almost clear in color with a slight tinge of moss green. There is sweet sharpness on the nose with hints of nectarine and peach. The first sip is incredibly full-bodied and sharp with fruits of melon, cantaloupe and nectarine. I immediately liked it as it dances... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • Capture Sauvignon Blanc California Tradition 2011


    The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pionnieres is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and has been aged in stainless steel for five months. Pale gold in color, the aroma is thick and heady at first but that quickly goes away and in comes aromas of honeydew melon, apricot and lemon. On the palate it tickles the tongue a little with zesty citrus fruits of lemon, grap... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2012


    This wine is vibrantly clear with just a hint of green when held up to the ... ... is a delightfully refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. The Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is easy, drinkable and a super fun affordable win Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • William Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2012


    A newcomer from Gallo Wines, the William Hill Estates Sauvignon Blanc has a calming light Sea foam green hue. There are instant and startling aromas of citrus fruits and apricot on the nose. Powerfully sharp on the tongue with tastes of ripe red grapefruit, kiwi and cantaloupe. A slight effervescence tingles the tongue with a delightful danc... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • Tess Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend NV


    A Lot 18 Seasonal Selection; NV '...blend of several different grapes, mostly ... mostly red, but with some Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay...' Pretty interesting. Had this after a Chardonnay and found this one bright, but with some very nice oak/cedar notes. This is the description from the Winery which rings true to me '... a delightful, ref... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • A recent survey by a large United Kingdom wine merchant shows data indicating ... U.K.'s favorite wine is sauvignon blanc. “We were supposed to have fallen out of love with it, but sauvignon blanc is back in fashion,” reporter Saffron Alexander said in an article in The Telegraph this past week. “The gooseberry flavoured grape comes out on top... Read More

    From the article Thy Survey Done, Thy Sauvignon Blanc Has Won

  • Sandra and I stopped by a little wine store called The Bottle Shop yesterday on ... on ... first one was a 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, along with another Sauvignon Blanc (2013) from nearby Touraine.  To cover the reds, we picked up a 2012 Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley in Somona County, and a special treat ... Read More

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