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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  • I'm listening in to the virtual tasting right now; Sandra was with me for ... this Cottesbrook sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is quite good.  I will definitely try a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc again, hopefully one from the Villa Maria winer Read More

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  • Sandra and I will attend.  I tried to find any of the featured wines ... ... a sparkling 2015 Cottesbrook Sauvignon Blanc that we will drink instead.  I hope it's decent. Read More

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  • Who is planning to listen in on the Virtual Wine Tasting event tonight with  the Villa Maria Winery?   Read More

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  • Enkidu Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Very much and herbal/grassy nose. Interesting combination of herbalness and stone fruit is my initial tongue sensation. Then, there is a lemon pith sensation. The lemon sensation seems to linger a bit giving good refreshment. After a few minutes of air, stone fruit sensations seem more emergent. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    Binny's 6/2017. Mary loved it and I was very close to saying the same. NZ, just does not export crap. Other countries can learn from their system. California, gets a pass, although they could secede from the Union and would then have to compete with a better value product at the low end of the price scale. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

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    Binny's 6/2017. I found this bottle in the wine rack and it was 1/3 gone. Did I put it in there that way? It has a screw top so I wasn't sure, it opened a little to easily so I must have had a glass or two and put it back. No leakage around the wine rack. Bizarre. Anyway, we finished in South Haven on the beach, and like most NZ wines the value ... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Demorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Fresh apricot, apple and soft melon aromas. Buttery and creamy textured on entry, this has a pleasant lemon palate and medium-full body, finishing a bit herbal. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... overly yeasty2016 Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills- not bad for an Adelaide Hills AUD15 SB - clean and fresh [but not me]2016 Nepenthe Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills- actually a pretty good enjoyable quaffing wine2015 Nepenthe Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills - Not a comple... Read More

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  • Late Harvest 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by fiorela12


  • Catching up with the wine we drank on Father's Day, and we also celebrated ... paired with a Medlock Ames Sauvignon Blanc, which I did not get a picture of.  It was a nice white wine.&nbs Read More

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