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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  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

  • Sancerre

      Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the ...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • South Africa

      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • Marlborough

      While wines from Marlborough, in New Zealand’s South Island, have only come into prominenc...

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    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

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    For over 150 years, Almaden Vineyards wines have been welcome at America's table. We offer a wide...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Very bitter after taste Read More

    Wine review by eleftherios6790


  • I get the itch for those kinda wines Fox, but don't have the same low dollar discipline as you, nor do I care to. But I also drink a little less in quantity, by more than double (less than half) if factoring in our wives.Mark , that is correct...we were 2/2 with the 70's reds yesterday and 0/1 on an '82 Puligny Montrachet (forgot the producer na... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Robert, welcome to the Snooth Forum.  We look forward to learning about ... ... "Turnbull Oakville Sauvignon Blanc" into the search box and Snooth responded with a list of suggested wines.  Here is a screen shot of a portion of the response:I've added the black arrow pointing to the entry that best matches the wine I'm looking for.  Clicking ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi, New to this site and wanting to learn more about the wines I've been drinking. One quick question.... if I can't find a particular wine in the database, is there a way I can add it? Thanks,Robert Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Serves: 4 Pairing: Anderra Sauvignon Blanc Serve with tortilla or plantain chips, and avocado slices.   INGREDIENTS: 1¼ pounds halibut or other firm white-fleshed fish, cut into small strips or dice¾ cup lime juice½ cup seeded and chopped tomato½ cup small-diced red onion3 tablespoons thinly sliced Serrano or jalapeño chiles¼ cup chopped cilantr... Read More

    From the article Spicy Ceviche


  • Fournier Pere & Fils Sancerre 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Sancerre Joseph Mellot la Graveliere 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Matthews Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    love this pineapple sauvignon blanc. Read More

    Wine review by kimberlyaurora


  • Domaine de la Chezatte Sancerre Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Summer is the time of grilling, but it's also the time lot's of our ... your favoites. Just remember Sauvignon Blanc goes with herbs, Resiling with spicy dishes, Chardonnay with grilled dishes, and Gruner Veltliner with just about anythingMake sure to check out our Wine of the Week and Cocktail of the Week Read More

    From the article 10 Grilled Fish Recipes


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