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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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... about. Macari 2015 Lifeforce Sauvignon Blanc ($28):Like many Sauvignon Blanc’s that excite my palate, Lifeforce was fermented in a Concrete Egg. Peach and lemon ice aromas leap from the nose. The rich palate exhibits lemon curd, hints of sage, and a bevy of peac... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • Pebble Cove Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    starts out a little bitter but becomes bright and slightly sweet as it progresses across the palate Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Le Grand Clos Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Very lean and grassy. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Barkan Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    most wines for Passover leave much to be desired. this cuvee proved to be enjoyable with good flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Rene Junot White NV

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    Crisp and dry, but still fruity. Definitely benefits from the chenin blanc grapes. Served chilled, it makes a good spring wine. Read More

    Wine review by ChaseConnor


  • In Virginia, the Viognier varietal is pretty popular.  I'm not a ... fan though.  I prefer Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.  That being said, this one is decent.  Back in 2014, we were down in southern Virginia tasting a few wines at Veritas and other wineries.  The Viognier at Veritas was decent too.Come to think of it, we enjoyed a few Viognie... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier


  • One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier


  • Alma Mora Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by shaldane


  • Montes Sauvignon Blanc Spring Harvest 2016

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    Grassy and herbed lemon lime aromas. A bit flabby on the palate but nicely fruity with citrus and melon and more strong herbal green pepper and grass notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    Ripe with a little grassiness and a little grape fruit and a smooth finish but nothing really grabbed me. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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