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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  • Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2014


    A Marks and Spencer selection purchased in Bruxelles. This Touraine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc with a musk and smoke nose typical of the region; flavour is dominated by musky grass with a salty finish. Very good value and recommended with fish or seafood. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • EM - We need to get together sometime and compare our wives - they are each ... ... a nice white wine (2013 Sauvignon Blanc from Domaine Bellevue) this afternoon, and for dinner we are going to enjoy a wonderful 2009 Pinot Noir from Duckhorn.  I have opened the Pinot already to taste it and boy is it good; here's a link to the 2012 release.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Vina Casablanca Cefiro Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2013


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    Wine review by MEK

  • Well E-mark, that’s a whole other question. It’s an argument some ... 13.6%2010 Auntsfield Estate, Sauvignon Blanc TA 7.24 g/l,    pH: 3.25,    Alcohol 13.5%1992 Chappellet Signature (Cab/Merlot) TA: 5.9 g/L     pH: 3.75,      Alcohol: 13.6%20xx  Estancia unoaked Chardonnay  TA: 6.5g/L    RS: 6.6g/L    pH: 3.41,    Alcohol:13%But back to Larry... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interesting Article

  • Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2011


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    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Orange wine is something I feel I have read about more often than I have seen ... of white grapes, primarily Sauvignon Blanc with Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling Italico in a traditional Georgian terra-cotta qvevri jar. This full bodied wine was an amber color in the glass. It had good acidity and it showed primarily nutty aromas with ap... Read More

    From the article Ditch Your Rose: Orange Wine Is Burning Hot

  • At least I thought it was.This article was linked over on WB.  I thought I would post the link, here:Don't Fear WineLarry Schaffer is the owner/winemaker at Tercero Wines up in the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez area.  He posts regularly over on Wineberserkers, and I usually enjoy his comments.  In this article, I which, I guess, he was the interviewee, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interesting Article

  • What is a bit odd for these North Carolina wines is that the chardonnay wine ... it says Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc and on the side is says Vinted and Bottled by Lake Norman Winery, Cloverdale, CA. Even more interesting is the cab bottle - Napa Valley Cabernet, Vinted and Bottled by Lake Norman Winery, Cornelius, NC. My best guess is... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • We celebrated our friend Rick's 60th birthday last night at their house. ... Merlot (2012) and Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc (2012) for the 40+ guests.  Quite a nice affair and both Sandra & I enjoyed it.  We brought over a bottle of 2009 Repris red wine and a 2009 J.K. Carrier Pinot for his birthday, cleverly wrapped in RdV bottle bags.Those Pinot... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Mark, never had a straight up Teroldego but have had it in a blend, nothing to ... searching.Now I know Cali sauvignon blanc is about as basic and (sometimes) mundane as it gets but this one is made by a winery about 2 miles from my house here in North Carolina. Talking with the owners, they source not just grapes but wine in barrels from diff... Read More

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