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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  • Well E-mark, that’s a whole other question. It’s an argument some ... 13.6%2010 Auntsfield Estate, Sauvignon Blanc TA 7.24 g/l,    pH: 3.25,    Alcohol 13.5%1992 Chappellet Signature (Cab/Merlot) TA: 5.9 g/L     pH: 3.75,      Alcohol: 13.6%20xx  Estancia unoaked Chardonnay  TA: 6.5g/L    RS: 6.6g/L    pH: 3.41,    Alcohol:13%But back to Larry... Read More

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  • Orange wine is something I feel I have read about more often than I have seen ... of white grapes, primarily Sauvignon Blanc with Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling Italico in a traditional Georgian terra-cotta qvevri jar. This full bodied wine was an amber color in the glass. It had good acidity and it showed primarily nutty aromas with ap... Read More

    From the article Ditch Your Rose: Orange Wine Is Burning Hot

  • At least I thought it was.This article was linked over on WB.  I thought I would post the link, here:Don't Fear WineLarry Schaffer is the owner/winemaker at Tercero Wines up in the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez area.  He posts regularly over on Wineberserkers, and I usually enjoy his comments.  In this article, I which, I guess, he was the interviewee, ... Read More

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  • What is a bit odd for these North Carolina wines is that the chardonnay wine ... it says Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc and on the side is says Vinted and Bottled by Lake Norman Winery, Cloverdale, CA. Even more interesting is the cab bottle - Napa Valley Cabernet, Vinted and Bottled by Lake Norman Winery, Cornelius, NC. My best guess is... Read More

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  • We celebrated our friend Rick's 60th birthday last night at their house. ... Merlot (2012) and Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc (2012) for the 40+ guests.  Quite a nice affair and both Sandra & I enjoyed it.  We brought over a bottle of 2009 Repris red wine and a 2009 J.K. Carrier Pinot for his birthday, cleverly wrapped in RdV bottle bags.Those Pinot... Read More

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  • Mark, never had a straight up Teroldego but have had it in a blend, nothing to ... searching.Now I know Cali sauvignon blanc is about as basic and (sometimes) mundane as it gets but this one is made by a winery about 2 miles from my house here in North Carolina. Talking with the owners, they source not just grapes but wine in barrels from diff... Read More

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  • Lake Norman Winery Sauvignon Blanc Sandbar 2013


    This is an excellent Sauv Blanc made by a winery in North Carolina sourcing Russian River grapes. On the nose is light lemon cream and a touch of green melon. There is also creamy lemon on the tongue along with slightly tart green plum, slightly under ripe peach and just a touch of white pepper on the back end. There is crisp acidity and a me... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • L'Escloupey Cadillac 2010


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £8. Cadillac is an ... is a blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc. I started it last night with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it. It is certainly sweet like syrup or honey and there is plenty of an apricot or pineapple style fruit with a hint of citrus.In short this is a l... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Andre Lurton Chateau Bonnet Entre Deux Mers 2011


    An excellent light and gently fruity white wine. Not too dry and pairs well with just sitting in a summer breeze and relaxing your cares away. I love this wine very chilled on hot summer evenings. It is remarkable and easily one of my very favorite wines. Well done Andre Lurton! Read More

    Wine review by Jay LL

  • Apsara Sauvignon Blanc Rivers Reach 2014


    Very pretty clear yellow color. Lots of fresh fruit aromas, but its hard to pin anything down. On the tongue, it is nice to get just a hint of grapefruit instead of that full-on, in-your-face blast that so many SBs seem to have these days. Also, some melon flavor. Some grassiness. Very restrained on the acidspeaks to the control of the grap... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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