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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  • Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160

  • According to the numbers, wine from the United States is an afterthought in Australia.  A report this past week from Pasco, Wash., NBC-affiliate KNDO/KNDU indicated that Australia is showing a keen interest in changing that trend by bumping up its imports of wine from Washington. Currently, the report said, exports of American wines to Australia... Read More

    From the article WA to Oz: Aussie Rep Explores Export Options for Washington Wine

  • Caves des Perrières Pouilly-Fumé 2013


    My wife wouldn't allow me a taste of this wine. When I ask her about the quality she said it was "Fine". When ask, she said that I could buy more of this wine, so that answers my questions. :-) Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • The basement guest room is all finished today.  I invested about 21 hours ... cheap 2014 Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc that actually comes from Marlborough, New Zealand this afternoon (it's not so bad really).Have you guys / gals ever wondered about that picture that is constantly in the background of the pictures I take on my workbench?  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Robert Mondavi Winery Sauvignon Blanc Stags Leap District 2007


    Top-5 summer wine when in Napa. Read More

    Wine review by jongottschalk

  • Mark, did a piece here several years ago based on scientific research on why ... oysters would center around Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet or Sparkling WIne.  That being said, though, just for the heck of it, I might consider a red wine the next time.  The worst thing that could happen is that I learn that I don't like one more thing.;-)The resear... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Vincent Vatan Pouilly Fume Selection Silex 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160

  • Ladoucette Pouilly Fum 2005


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... for white ... for white wines made of the sauvignon blanc grape from 8 communes around the town of Pouilly-sur-Loire. This is on the east bank of the Loire about 90 miles south of Paris and opposite Sancerre on the west bank.Domaine Ladoucette/Chateau de Nozet is a well known pr... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Wow.  I read that spoof, yesterday, and chuckled quite a bit.  For ... drink Chardonnay out of a Sauvignon Blanc glass, then you are, obviously, a naive beginner.Oh, and take the time to read the reader comments on various articles.  As usual, many of them are hilarious.  One of them linked this article.  Obviousl, it is not a scientific tract... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Riedel Sues the Hosemaster -...

  • Seriously, Riedel needs to get a grip.  Read More

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