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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  • Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    A bit fruitier than the 13 vintage, still has nice acidity with a pineapple finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Ovation du Cros Graves Superieures 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £6. Graves ... ... semillon grape with a little sauvignon blanc which are harvested late and affected by the Botrytis fungus. I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it I would describe it as sweet but not very sweet.and with an apricot and citrus... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Black Hills Estate Winery Alibi 2013

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    This edition of Black Hills Alibi opens with a light dandelion wine colour with ... - reflective of the dominant Sauvignon Blanc in the blend (75%). On the palate, there are muted flavours (leaning to neutral) of lemon grass, pomelo, musk and bitters. Clarity and purity is good, however, notwithstanding a somewhat weak flavour profile for thi... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau le Fage Monbazillac 1964

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    Beautiful golden/amber color. Very much a nutty nose with a touch of orange blossom. Charming on the tongue. Creamy, nutty sweetness with a hint of orange tartness at the back of the palate. A fairly rich wine that, more than anything else, reminds me of a low-alcohol sweet vermouth. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Pretty good tasting notes.  I wouldn't mind trying the Petit Sirah ... from Wolff Vineyards or the Sauvignon Blanc from Bishop's Peak Vineyards, based on your assessment Read More

    Forum post in the topic A 3-Hour Edna Valley Tour


  • I'm finally getting around to this.  Last week we spent a few days in ... in ... Bishop's Peak Sauvignon Blanc-- A pretty good SB.  Fermented in steel w/ 7 months neutral oak.  Quite austere.  Some citrus but not that annoying over-the-top-grapefruit that seems to be in every SB these days. 2013 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay.  Steel/oak treament s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A 3-Hour Edna Valley Tour


  • Though New Zealand is the veritable Mecca of Sauvignon Blanc, winemaker Josh Scott isn’t afraid to experiment with the holiness that is the country’s signature white-wine taste. Earlier this week Kiwi news site Stuff covered the beerish experiments of Allan Scott Family Winemakers, who are putting a decidedly hoppy spin on the nation's trademark... Read More

    From the article Wine or Beer? New Zealand Vintner Blurs the Line With Tap Vino


  • Hi guys, it's me again... crazy Brazilian-New Yorker chick asking for advice on wine travel...So I will have 4 full days in the area (May 14-17) and wanted to pick your brains for anything amazing and cost-beneficial you can come up with (except for hotels, I could care less about where I stay, all money goes to wine!).For timing reasons, my mai... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Going to Napa and Sonoma -...


  • Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s ... of ... ... of approximately 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 5% Picolit, with the remaining 45% a mix of Ribolla Gialla and Malvasia. There is a great deal of selection made in the vineyards, resulting in very low yields. As if created to personify Silvio himself, the win... Read More

    From the article For the Love of Friuli Wine


  • I first encountered Serbian wines two years ago at the Balkans International ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. However, I am most intrigued by the local ones. There are also great blends that combine both camps. Though more white is planted than red, Serbian winemaking talent shines brightest in reds. ProkupacThe ... Read More

    From the article Considering the Wines of Serbia


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