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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  • Call it what you’d like: An old routine, a daily pattern, your go-to ... ... Verdejo, along with Viura, Sauvignon Blanc, and Palomino, which are used as faithful blending agents. If you see Rueda D.O. (Denominación de Origen) on the label, it means that your blend contains at least 85% Verdejo. Oftentimes it will be more. When you see Rueda Ve... Read More

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  • Tonight we dined in the district again, this time at Grillfish prior to a ... ... ... de Sancerre white wine (Sauvignon Blanc), followed by halibut grilled to perfection.  Sandra had a sorbet for dessert along with a Patron XO Cafe Dark liqueur, and I ordered the carmelized cheesecake with a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir from Erath Vineyards.  S... Read More

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  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... espresso.Cono Sur 20 Barrels Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is one of the varietals that has helped Chile make its mark. With a host of regions and microclimates in which to grow, the faces of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc are many. The citrus driven nose shows off le... Read More

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  • Murphy-Goode the Fumé Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2014


    does this have any different flavors? Read More

    Wine review by freshsitesltd

  • Murphy-Goode the Fumé Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2014


    A prime example of the fumé style; lots of bright yellow fruits with just a dash of oak. Lemon, honeysuckle and white tea hit the nose with a dash of Zweiback. Light, crisp, and fresh with some roundness around the edges. Tempered acidity. Unripe pineapple, green apple, and more lemon follow. Long zing-zanging citrus-drenched finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2014


    Lightly herbed citrus notes of lemon and lime with a rose petal note on the nose. Tart and fresh in the mouth with pink grapefruit and cantaloupe notes and a touch of grassy herb and pineapple on the finish. Nicely complex yet well integrated. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Clos Lachance Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    it is bad. very flat taste, slightly melon at best . not eve worth the $8 i paid for it. poured it down the sink Read More

    Wine review by cpolk10005

  • Chateau Haut Peyruguet Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Binny's 3/2016. New Zealand does not export an average bottle of wine at any price point. Always better than you paid for, if California wine is your basis point. Well, maybe not the high end, as $20/$30 per 750 ml bottle is my price limit. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Haut Sarthes Montravel 2014


    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

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