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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  • Manifesto Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Not much to it, drinkable summer wine if it is very cold. Not worth the price of $12 can do better for $8 Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Jonathan Maltus Labrie Blanc Sec 2014


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    Wine review by LetUsTaste

  • Today we attended an afternoon performance of Carmen at The Kennedy Center in ... switched to the white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) though for the second glass (same one Olga had originally) and it was the better of the two choices.  Sandra had a sherry after the meal so she was feeling good.  It's nice to dine with friends as we all kno Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Today being Saturday we wanted to go out for a bit before relaxing in front of ... ...  I had a California Sauvignon Blanc while Sandra had the non-alcoholic carrot-type drink.  After that we headed over to Swirl & Sip (our new favorite wine shop) and did a tasting of their Pinot Noir wines.  We bought six of them, three of the Toschi Vineyard... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Marc Plouzeau Touraine Sauvignon 2014


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    Wine review by fourthfromleft

  • I have a confession to make publicly. I am a Yeast Wrangler. In every ... ... ... flavors of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc), alcohol tolerance of 16% or higher, or high polysaccharide production which adds to mouthfeel and tannin perception. If you have enjoyed a glass of wine from a larger producer chances are good that it was produced using s... Read More

    From the article Confessions of a Wine Yeast Wrangler

  • Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Delicious dry complexbody goes well with spicy asian food. Read More

    Wine review by gretch23

  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... summer, I gravitate towards Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, sparkling wines, and rosé, and stay away from heavy reds. As autumn approaches, I seek whites with more substance and add red wines back into my repertoire. To transition into fall, I have chosen the widely av... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20

  • If you're a traditionalist, brace yourself. The cans are coming, and their ... the fire, crack open a cold Sauvignon Blanc and gulp away. Want to add a touch of bourgeois to your Sunday night football party? Nothing says “swank” like a sixer of Shiraz in lieu of low-brow light beer.  Some professionals in the wine industry are embracing the bl... Read More

    From the article Can You Believe It? Aluminum Containers All The Rage

  • Azure Bay Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2002


    This was a most surprising beautiful wine. Highly recommended and a great price. Please try Read More

    Wine review by JulieStewart

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