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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  • Beringer Vineyards Nightingale Private Reserve 2007

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    Quite a beauty. Lovely soft and viscous Honey, Peach, Orange Rind, Baby's Breath and Hibiscus. Long long lingering finish. Perfect as a Digestif and quite comparable to a French Sauternes - in fact would have loved to taste them side by side. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Grassy yet smooth.Easy to drink with or w/o food. Read More

    Wine review by Jcnlv1


  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Rosé 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by trohk


  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Awesome! Read More

    Wine review by trohk


  • Spencer Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • @ DMCKER: I have been to Burgundy and love the Pinots. Also like the german ... ... do best at the Loire. So Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Malbec and Cabernet Franc it will be...I am not quite sure yet  if I am going to do the trip to Nantes, a bit out of the way. I guess I will take some info with me and decide there... let me know if you co... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • A lot of fun, Al.From your pics, it appears that the Naan at the restaurant has a green tinge to it.  In my, admittedly limited, experience with Indian cuisine, I've never seen that, before (although, in a few retail stores around here I have seen garlic naan).  Do you know if they included herbs in the dough?I think the Pinot Blanc with the Chi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Mending Wall Stone On Stone Napa Valley 2014

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    Very pale, just-barely, yellow color. Herbal, grassy nose. Quite fruity on the tip of the tonguetable grapes, melon, pineapple, banana on the rear palatepretty much all over the place. Lots of tart acid gives a refreshing quality and, also, seems to give a spritzy sensation around the edges of the tongue. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Been wrestling with income tax stuff, today.  Actually, my day has been a ... been a ... is a Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend.  It seems that several California producers have been releasing similar blends, and, so far, I have been enjoying them.I'm not sure I like this one as much as the Bedrock I had a few weeks ago, but I wouldn't kick it o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Yea, the Loire produces pinot noir, but nay it's not the world's best. ... ... chenin blanc and (maybe) sauvignon blanc and muscadet and a very interesting iteration of cabernet franc to explore? Not to mention the third distinctive styling of malbec (after Cahors and Argentina) as a standalone varietal. I'd focus on all those before their PN.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


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