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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  • EM, sounds like a Trader Joe's trip in your near future, and I need to open the above Sancere bottle within the next few days.  I wonder if I can pair it with nachos? Read More

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  • Sure enough, Apsara arrived, today. Chardonnay (the first I've seen from Apsara), Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah.  The last two add go some bottles that are already in stock.That seems to be it for this week--unless I'm surprised by something.I've received notification that Becklyn and Carlisle should be arriving next week.  Also, st... Read More

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  • How about we change to a new varietal for consideration as Thanksgiving ... ... look at the white varietal (Sauvignon Blanc) of the Sancerre region in France.  Then we can expand to Sauvignon Blanc around the world.  I haven't yet opened this one to confirm how good it is, but my expectations are high.  I'll open in very soon if other folks po... Read More

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  • This arrived, today, from Last Bottle's August MarathonTenuta Buon Tempo ... ... di MontalcinoSleeper Sauvignon BlancMar de Vinas AlbarinoHalcon PradoEnkidu OV ZinfandelStark Kick Ranch SyrahWhetsone Jon Boat PNHiller Wine & Queen Gruner VeltlinerStark Barbera Damiano VineyardChehalem Three Vineyard RieslingMost of the whites will be going to... Read More

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  • Sicily has a jaded reputation. Thanks to the illustrious movie making of ... ... ... potential. If you like Sauvignon Blanc you must try Grillo. It is crisp, savory, even flinty, and often expressive of ripe tropical and stone fruit. It is the grape of Marsala that can also be enjoyed as a dry still, sweet, and sparkling wine. Carricante is o... Read More

    From the article A Sicilian Wine Renaissance

  • Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Blanc 2014


    The 2014 edition of the well-respected Chateau Carbonnieux has grassy, gooseberry elements on the nose with a refreshingly tart, spicy white fruit and garden flower finish (ever eaten a white flower?). Perfect white Graves, in other words. This wine will age further, but is fine now. 91. Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... ... balanced chardonnays and sauvignon blanc. A bit further to the north, you can even find North America's benchmark Gruner Veltliner -- at Galen Glen Winery.Lenn ThompsonThe Cork Report Santa Clara Valley, CaliforniaTime, terroir and skill will tell, but the Sa... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending

  • We enjoyed a very nice Italian symphony (with Martha Argerich) last night at ... ... Sandra had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre) and I selected their best Cabernet Sauvignon (Freemark Abby, Napa Valley).  After that, it was two glasses of scotch to finish the mea Read More

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  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- Sauvignon Blanc;  Sauterne, Merlot-Rhone- all to many single varietals to name. -Bolgheri- Merlot, Sangiovese Nero, Sangioveto, or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making?   Read More

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