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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  • I refreshed my memory on Lichine, after it had gathered cobwebs for a couple of ... practice. After calling its Sauvignon blanc by its varietal name rather than labeling it "Graves," Lichine and Schoonmaker found its sales volume to increase several-fold. More important, they were able to sell it in the important east coast U.S. market. Others,... Read More

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  • New Year’s Eve sparkling wine is arguably the most important wine selection you will make…for the rest of the year. But seriously folks, your New Year’s Eve sparkling wine toast is a crucial moment of reflection, resignation, and acceptance. It’s a moment when you take stock of all the decisions you’ve made over the last 365 days and salute them... Read More

    From the article Quiz: Which New Year's Eve Sparkling Wine Are You?


  • Bedrock Sonoma County Cuvee Karatas 2012

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    Really nice white Bordeaux blend of Semillon and Sauv Blanc. This has a deep yellow color in the glass. There's a nice hit of butterscotch and caramel on the nose. In the mouth there is lush notes of ripe pear, honeysuckle, a bit of that butterscotch, nice acidity, a nice mouth coating affect and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • It’s getting to be that time of year when everything seems to be ... ... (pair with Frey Biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc) The mashed potato side dish is a classic on any holiday table…but try this one…it is just as yummy and so much lighter on your hips. The bright, clear flavor of Sauvignon Blanc brings this side dish to life. Makes 5-6 servings 1... Read More

    From the article New Holiday Food & Wine Traditions


  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Light lemon and grapefruit notes. On the palate this is medium to light bodied with notes of melon and lemon, very light hints of spice and muted grassiness, and there are some oaky notes towards the finish. Though there is plenty of acidity and flavor here, it comes with a touch of flabbiness that is still not entirely unwelcome as part of the ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Even aside from its historical significance, Dom is a fine wine, though ... ... and sake and the occasional sauvignon blanc or dry riesling also slipping into the mix. Depends on the style of cuisine and availability of decent versions of whatever libation. By price, champagne and chablis are obviously the most expensive, but they're still wor... Read More

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  • Far Niente Dolce 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Domaine Moreaux Sancerre les Bouffants 2013

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    Crisp, clean. Read More

    Wine review by Tganucheau


  • Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2014

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    Another option for a full bodied white wine. Great choice for turkey. If you ... ... If you like chardonnay, sauvignon blanc or viognier you will like torronte Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


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