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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  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of ... ... of ... Dragon's Tear - Sauvignon Blanc &nbs Read More

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  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016


    Fresh and inviting fruit aromas of tropical mango and melon, peach and pink lady apples on the nose. Citrus fruit on the palate with lime and grapefruit notes playing against pineapple and a juicy refreshing acidity. Finishes with a touch of herb and oak with a creamy texture. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... ... will also win the palates of Sauvignon Blanc drinkers because it's doesn't not have that greenness to it, it's got more fruit.”Here are some Verdejos from Rueda and Tempranillos from Ribera del Duero to explore:2016 Bodegas Viore Verdejo Rueda ($15): Pale gold with... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines

  • Hi All, newbie here. First post on Snooth. I've loved reading your posts so ... ... Spinyback Waimea Estates Sauvignon Blanc" two ways; Tomato & Bocconcini Caprese salad and two variations of asparagus, prosciutto, goat's cheese, puffed pastry tarts.Feasting on this seasonal veggie was Delish!!Cheers Cora :-)&nbs Read More

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  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... this time the 2015 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, while I had a glass of the 2013 Stag's Leap "Hands of Time" Cabernet Sauvignon.  Very tasty meal, although I thought there was a touch too much salt on the meat.All the wines were very nice.  I've become very fond of havin... Read More

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  • Tamaya 'Estate' Limari Valley Chile Sauvignon Blanc 2016


    a very decent Saub-blanc that proved to be nicely done. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • This is a drive-by, so sorry for the lack of detail. Interesting afternoon ... ... Started with some sparkling sauvignon blanc from Bordeaux (didn't say but my guess Entres-Deux-Mers), then matched four northern Italian chards (Alto Adige plus Piemonte) against a couple of Chablis. 100% vote for the Chablis, though one of the Piemonte chards w... Read More

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  • Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa County 2015


    Warm melon and green apple fruit with lemon and grapefruit citrus aromas. Begins with a touch of sweet ripe fruit on entry, this has zesty and tart citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit on the palate with chunky melon notes towards the finish and a medium body throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015


    The wine is rather light in color, with a nose full of tropical fruit, mango, Meyer lemon, and a bit of pineapple over some hints of green grass. The taste is rather nice, with a good bit of fruit up front, but with a nice tart acidity throughout, leaving you quite refreshed by the time you enjoy the crisp, dry finish.See the full review on my... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Adobe White 2014


    This is the 2014 Clayhouse Adobe White, which is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles. This wine is a nice, enjoyable crisp, aromatic dry fruity white wine which tastes like a cross between a white Loire, and a white Rhone, which makes perfect sense, given the varietals in the blend. It's currently being cl... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman

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