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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  • Alma Mora Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Thread bare - don't buy - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Now the wines, but first the food - the Chimichuri steak and the ribs and the ... steal - sorta like a bottle Sauvignon blanc/off-dry Semillion with little more vicosity.  The citrus perks up and touch of riesling adds a little savoriness.  Fruit salad pairing went well.Better than expected:The bonarda was bigger and loaded with dark berry fru... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 10th Annual 2017 Northwoods...


  • The good life continues EM.  We attended an oyster event at the Boxwood ...   I mostly drank their Sauvignon Blanc with the raw oysters and sea bass; one small glass of rose and one small glass of their Topiary red too. &nbs Read More

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  • Kato Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Pours a beautiful yellowish color, with green and light golden hues....excellent clarity and just very slight carbonation...aromas of sweet citrus...think mandarin orange, grapefruit, and honeydew melon. The flavors follow suit, albeit with much more tart mineral/citrus notes, tropical, and with a long finish. Mouthfeel is light, becoming medi... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

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    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • A couple of Argentinian wines that were donated by Super ! Foods (That usually ... ... like to know why.)A Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec from Alma Mora.  Both are from the 2016 vintage so we'll se Read More

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  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • Flora Springs Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Spiced white pepper notes and hints of pineapple and grapefruit on the nose. Fresh lemongrass and tart grapefruit flavors in the mouth with a boisterous acidity and a finish of light cream and fresh green melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. ... on well-known varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This collection of Villa Maria wines demonstrates why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are canon, but also shows the wide range and depth that is possible from others varietals.Villa Maria Bubb... Read More

    From the article What it means to be a wine icon.


  • Sattlerhof Gamlitzer Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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