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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  • You can get sulfur problems from a number of sources, and you can get bacteria ... like I do and strictly avoid Sauvignon Blanc, thereby also avoiding the problem entirely, at least with that particular win Read More

    Forum post in the topic Getting past corked and brett...


  • So it has actually been awhile since I have had a corked wine.  Part of that has been sticking to certain producers with which I have had a good experience (and leaving some that have great wine, but TCA issues). I am sensitive to TCA, but had, in the past few years, additionally been a victim of too much brett in some pinots.  All small lot pro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Getting past corked and brett...


  • Simple and inexpensive is the theme tonight, but also plenty tasty. Reminds me of a Sauvignon Blanc with a little less salt and a hair more bright fruit.2013 CVNE Rioja Blanco, mainly from the Viura grape. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Vina Ventolera Litoral Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011

    Snoothrank:

    This Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc was tasted a few weeks back at Marquis Wines (Vancouver BC) and seems altogether the same today - if a tad more powerful on the nose. The fruit has that slightly exaggerated aspect of the subtropical antipodes with heavy lime and musk predominating. Lime also dominates the entry with a slight bark-like finish. ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Millet Francois Sancerre 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Decent enough but not great Sancerre. On the nose there are subtle hints of grapefruit and lemon. On the palate is grapefruit with more of the lemon, lemon cream, a touch of salinity and a bit of metallic astringency. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and, more recently, Carmenère. Today Santa Margherita owns 60% of Cá del Bosco, in partnership with Maurizio Zanella. BellavistaKudos go to two men at Bellavista, proprietor and industrialist Vittorio Morett... Read More

    From the article Franciacorta is the Next Champagne


  • As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant ... ... ... Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the state’s most dynamic and delicious wines are often made from lesser-known varieties. Tempranillo, Rhône varieties, Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Vermentino, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are all excellent bets. And, it’... Read More

    From the article The Texas Wine Scene is Booming


  • The craft-made bandwagon in South Africa has plenty of room. The ... Cape ... Cape Cabernet, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc than $12 will buy you in France, the US, Australia or Chile,” he wrote. “So when it comes to craft, the Roman adage, caveat sucker, applies.” Photo Credit: Pixab Read More

    From the article South African Craft Wine Movement More Talk Than Taste?


  • In the wine world, consumers judge the books by their cover. This past ... out, is a bottle of Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend which employs a vibrant, Warhol-esque label featuring gold, pink, and light blue hues with the saying, “Rain or shine I’m on your side.” The secret behind a good label, design sage Bob Johnson told Teague, is a c... Read More

    From the article Label Me Handsome: Bottle Art Plays Big Role in Sales Numbers


  • Michel Gassier Sauvignon Blanc les Piliers 2013

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    Pretty decent mid-week Sauv Blanc. Fresh and crisp with nice notes of white peach, melon and not too much grapefruit. There's a medium amount of acidity and a decent length finish. Nothing fancy but nice QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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