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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  • Stormhoek Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2006

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    Got this '06 South African Sauv Blanc in a package bid at a charity event. Not bad, just not very good either. A bit flat and one dimensional with a fairly muted nose. The flavors that come out are not what I'd expect from any SB, no grapefruit, no lemon, just some dried pineapple, candy corn and a hit of white pepper on the back end. There's st... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Malk Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2014

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    My Favorite Sauvignon Blanc! Read More

    Wine review by Tganucheau


  • Bozen Sauvignon Mock Sudtirol Alto Adige 2014

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    Warm banana and papaya notes with sharp spice and heat. Touches of grass and lemon on the attack, but still some softness here and pleasant minerality, this is softly vegetal and showing green apple and dried apricot. Enjoyably refreshing, but falls off slightly on the finish.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Our list is comprised of 80% Italy and 20% California/Washington.However we DO" Cork Bordeaux. 5th growth to best vintage comp., if kept best. I assure.My Best Bordeaux labels: personal.Cos D' EstronelBaron PichonComtess de LalandLeoville Las CasesCheval BlancBlye, Bourge and Castillion. (I like Cab/Cab Franc and Merlot in Bordeaux.) Obviously..... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon


  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Yesterday was spent almost entirely in Washington DC; we headed out at 1 PM on ... ... with the special was a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and it was a good pairing to the oysters.  This is a house wine, featured by the Landry restaurants of which Oceanaire is one.  They also own Morton's Steakhouse I believe. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Tramin Sauvignon 2014

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    Fruity aromas of nectarine and lemon on the nose with some light green herb. Fresh and acidic on entry, with grapefruit and lime taking the lead and some lemon pith around the edges melting into a touch of toast and spice towards the finish of this well made wine. Lengthy finish has a touch more of the bitterness of citrus pith.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Grassy and herbal immediately in the nose, this also has a touch of petrol and then some lime, lemon and melon coming through as well. In the mouth this is zesty and lively, with a bit of effervescence, some white pepper, classic herbal green pepper and lemon notes, some dill and even a tropical fruit note. Very characterful and classic for Marl... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc Central Valley Chile 2014

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    Simple lemon aromas. In the mouth this is quite juicy and full flavored, with lemon and white pepper notes with a bit of a petrol note and a hint of yeast. 86 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I just drank one of the 2013 Uncle's the other day.  It's definitely the more straightforward of the Rockpile SVDs.  I like it, great with grilled food at outdoor parties.  It's not the Cemetery, to be sure.  But reliable as all get out.So we had a number of get togethers over the weekend, don't know if I would call them parties.  On Saturday, w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


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