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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  • Rodney Strong Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Charlotte's Home Vineyard Sonoma County 2016

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    Grassy lemon and grapefruit aromas. Palate has good herbal lemon notes, fresh acidity and a bit of lime zest coming to the finish where there's some floral white blossom notes, green apple and a touch of vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Zinfandel lovers unite in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Eno-tourists are ... Vineyards Fig Tree Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2014Herbal lemon drop and butter cookie aromas with a tart citrus note and some tropical fruits. Focused and citrusy on the palate with bright flavors of sour straw candy, light melon and a hint of mango. Plea... Read More

    From the article It's not all about Zinfandel.


  • Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree Vineyard 2014

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    Herbal lemon drop and butter cookie aromas with a tart citrus note and some tropical fruits. Focused and citrusy on the palate with bright flavors of sour straw candy, light melon and a hint of mango. Pleasant and crisp with good fruit expression and a zesty spice throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Discovery Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

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    Cool and herbal aromas of lemongrass, sweet basil and fruit notes of lemon and grapefruit. Tart fruit showing on entry, mostly grapefruit and lemon with some melon flavors coming through on the mid palate where a soft acidity creates a creamy texture through to a tight finish of light herb. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • La Pena de Espana 2016

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    Bright, clean wine. A bit floral. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

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    Light bodied with grapefruit, tropical notes, a dash of minerality and a whole bunch of acidity. Drink now - 84 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Souverain Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Light, grassy lemon aromas. Melon, peach and grapefruit on the palate with some fresh green notes and good acidity. Easy drinking and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, PLCDude.  We hope you hang around a share ... site.  They do include Sauvignon Blanc among their current offerings.  Under "Contact Us" they have a form that you can fill out to send them an e-mail.  Why don't you just do that athttp://www.redwoodcreek.com/Contact-Us.phpand ask them?  If they send you a response ot... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I am a new member and the reason is to investigate a rumor I heard about ... Creek discontinuing their Sauvignon blan Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... ... 2016 Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (SRP $12.95), earned a score of 91 points at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards as a best value buy and for good reason. This Sauvignon Blanc, the result of a drought year, is intense, concentrated, and... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


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