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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  • Carletto Ricco Bianco 2013

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    Honey and melon aromas. Smooth and honeyed on the palate with a mid-palate of light lemon and some mellow toast on the finish. Read More

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  • Following suit with the rest of the wine world – and certainly not ... ... not ... to Stoneleigh's Sauvignon Blanc, which Lyons said is “bright and lively” and has a “gentle, herbaceous nose and succulent character that make it ideal for summer sipping.”Photo Credit: Pixab Read More

    From the article WSJ Releases List of 12 Must-Try Summer Wines


  • Have stopped by ACME Fine Wines a couple times this month picking up party ... ... ... 2012 Maze Knights Valley Sauvignon BlancWineBid:2x 2005 William Talty Zinfandel2x 2009 Scherrer Old and Mature Vines Zinfandel2x 2008 Copain Halcon Syrah2x 1983 Hacienda Del Rio Leno Martinelli Vineyard ZinfandelHave my sights on 6 or 8 more bottles this wee... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • There's a new crop of wines popping up in the southern reaches of the African continent.This past week, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post covered the emergence of “fusion winemaking” in South Africa, a term Wines of South Africa CEO Siobhan Thompson uses to describe the country's newest generation of wines.“Thompson describes the new ... Read More

    From the article Something Old, Something New: South Africa Winemakers Fusing Two


  • Benziger Northcoast Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Buitenverwachting Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by Stripeyspots


  • Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by stachlaw


  • Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Wine review by lindiwe69


  • Yesterday, The Guardian reporter Fiona Beckett threw down the corkscrewed ... ... reign of beloved white wine Sauvignon Blanc. “Sauvignon Blanc has had an unbreakable grip on wine drinkers' affections for so long that you wonder what it will take to dislodge it,” Beckett wrote. “Varieties like riesling, pinot gris and viognier are periodically... Read More

    From the article Guardian Says Vermentino a Contender for the Sauv Blanc Throne


  • It's been a depressing spring for Britian's oneophiles.  The ... ... love a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc, not to mention a  chilly sip of Italy's Prosecco. However, with rumors of shortages of both wines, tipple titans across the Kingdom are scrambling for solutions.  “One of the UK's top tipples is in short supply after a poor harvest,” the... Read More

    From the article What to Do? Brits Lament Possible Shortage of Beloved Wine Duo


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