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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  • Grgich Hills Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Very good wine, some wood, balances, persisted, full flavor Read More

    Wine review by clanata


  • Bigger is better in Japan's burgeoning wine industry. Chateau Mercian, ... include Koshu, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat Bailey A, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Mercian's expansion comes in an era of Japanese wine consumption which focuses primarily on wines produced outside of the island nation. According to the United S... Read More

    From the article Kirin-Held Winery Nearly Doubles Vineyards


  • Poggio Anima Grillo Uriel 2012

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    Nice diversion from the normal whites but not anything spectacular. Sort of like a Napa sauvignon blanc with a touch more stone fruit and less citrus. Decent amount of acidity and a slight to medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Provenance Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Tamburlaine Wild Mountain Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Orange New South Wales Stelvin Closure 2007

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    I am a committed shiraz drinker. My friend gave me a bottle of this and I have been converted! Read More

    Wine review by ajsggs


  • Pradorey Reserva Cuvée Primium 2007

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    Great taste! Read More

    Wine review by Yzerman74


  • V V - I don't know who F-I-L is but I know where Reston VA is.  I used ... is cooking!  That RRV Sauvignon Blanc looks pretty good and my sister would have loved it.  She and her husband went back to Oregon last Friday so I'm back to a normal life now of feeding rescue cats and doing a bit of painting too (my closet in the master bathroom is in... Read More

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  • RBA, the DC area definitely has the places to eat - very jealous. F-I-L lives ... just arrived '12 Valdez Sauvignon Blanc, which is going down mighty nicel Read More

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  • Valdez Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley U.V. El Diablo Vineyard 2012

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    Very similar to the 2011 but perhaps a bit more honey and a touch of caramel ... of the 2011 bottle:Fantastic sauvignon blanc from northern Russian River. More Sancerre than New Zealand or Australian. Not so much grapefruit but more lemon peel, green apple, subtle honey and great balanc Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • The status of South African wine in the USA is lamentable. Even in New York ... varieties like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and a smattering of other grapes. Though at least a portion of these wines often sees vinification in oak, they are nonetheless impressively aromatic. They are also broad on the palate with good weight,... Read More

    From the article Innovation Sweeping South Africa: Get Thirsty!


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