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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  • Ladera Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Overly floral, a bit too much of everything. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • O'Shaughnessy Winery Oakville Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Probably one of the best white wines I've had the pleasure of tasting. Light, fresh, airy with hints of honeydew melon and a clean finish. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Blanc 2014


    The Chateau D'argadens (blanc) 2014 is a wonderful expression of Bordeaux; the ... the ... For the price, the Sauvignon Blanc-dominated wine is very good; highly recommended if you can find it. Very clean - although the musky element of the flavour profile is powerful. 88 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Thank you Richard, great advise.. I will probably skip the coast region on this ... concentrate on Cab Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc on this trip.... more than enough for one short week. But I disagree on sparkling wines for brunch. What should I drink with breakfast then?@GregT & Duncan: Would love to bike arround, especially because... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July

  • Beringer Vineyards Nightingale Private Reserve 2007


    Quite a beauty. Lovely soft and viscous Honey, Peach, Orange Rind, Baby's Breath and Hibiscus. Long long lingering finish. Perfect as a Digestif and quite comparable to a French Sauternes - in fact would have loved to taste them side by side. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Grassy yet smooth.Easy to drink with or w/o food. Read More

    Wine review by Jcnlv1

  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Rosé 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by trohk

  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Awesome! Read More

    Wine review by trohk

  • Spencer Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013


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    Wine review by LetUsTaste

  • @ DMCKER: I have been to Burgundy and love the Pinots. Also like the german ... ... do best at the Loire. So Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Malbec and Cabernet Franc it will be...I am not quite sure yet  if I am going to do the trip to Nantes, a bit out of the way. I guess I will take some info with me and decide there... let me know if you co... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July

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