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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  • Bordeaux is different things to different people. To many seasoned wine lovers ... wine lovers ... or “Sauvignon Blanc”. At first blush these particular folks should be interested in Bordeaux as those are three of the key grapes upon which Bordeaux’s legend rests. However some are intimidated by a variety of perceptions that range from, “All ... Read More

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  • Amour & EM - Those chardonnay wines look and surely taste nice.Today would ... for chardonnay or perhaps sauvignon blanc, but I elected for red wine, even with oysters....but let me explain.We started this Thursday morning at The Kennedy Center for a 1000 NSO rehearsal - which is free to subscribers - but it entails riding the Metro into the d... Read More

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  • Hadn't read about the absence of brett in G-L but whoever wrote that was ... the highest percentage of Sauvignon Blanc, at 60% this year, while most of the others don't have more than 30% or so, and many have none at all. I always wondered why the rest didn't increase the percentage but I guess I'm in the minority because people like Ian D'Aga... Read More

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  • Jean de la Roche Val de Loire France Sauvignon 2015


    as much as I wanted to like this wine I could not. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Tom Gore Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California 2015


    Light tropical fruit notes are a bit floral on the nose. Fresh, zesty and approachable, this does a great job of being pleasant but simple and direct, finishing with a hint of warmth and some spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc 2015


    Lemon and lemongrass on the nose is lightly herbal and comes with a peach note. Fresh and zesty, simple and refreshing lemon and grapefruit palate with a light hearted spice to the finish. Easy drinking and approachable. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Wild Orchid of Chile 2013


    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not know where my ... ... revealed that it is made of sauvignon blanc.I started the bottle last night with my supper of fried swordfish steak.It was dry but not bone-dry and there was some melon.lychee and guava style fruit there.It went well with the fis Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Woven Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2016


    dry, with grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Quite the sea change in Bordeaux as prices seem a bit more affordable these days (as opposed to the 2009 bull rush just 5-6 years ago), and it appears they have a vintage that strikes the right balance between cool and warm. Not a too hot or too cold year that is, probably the first one like it since 2008.Eyeing Grand Puy Lacoste at $53/each, Du... Read More

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  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go?  Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More

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