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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  • Château du Grand Carretey Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2005

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    This is an inconsistent wine from bottle to bottle.Some have fresh ripe fruit, others taste oxidized. When harvesting Sauternes, it usually requires several passes through the vineyard to gather all the botrytis affected berries. The problem with this is that if you start the harvest too late, the last sweep of the vineyard can pick up oxidized ... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Blue Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine is a matter of style, and Blue Mountain makes a Sauvignon Blanc with great verve that defies easy generalizing with competitors. On the nose, there is a sharp sour lemon, apple, grass and fresh compote. Entry is brisk and cleansing with considerable citrus and less musk than European and Kiwi offerings. More subtle flavours but more acid t... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Lot prices reached new heights at the 2014 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild ... ... Guild ... CWG Reserve White Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon (Cape Point 2013) led the whites, going for an average of £52 per bottle. Ataraxia's Under the Gavel Chardonnay (Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2013) and Jordan's Auction Reserve Chardonnay (Stellenbosch 2013) went for a... Read More

    From the article Records Set At South Africa Wine Auction


  • Take one if the few things that is working and change it. Zuf, you should be a ... ... ranks as one if my top Sauvignon Blanc experiences. From nose to finish it delivers citrus, melon, fresh flowers, a grassy tang and racy acidity. Vibrant and alive. Tops the Mondavi To Kalons we had earlier in the year. Easy re-purchase. I've been sitting o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Brancott Letter Series Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by nventure


  • Domain Denis Jamain Reuilly Blanc 2013

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    Scoring Reuilly is not easy given that Sauvignon Blanc is expressed very differently depending on locale and prejudice rears its head. This cool vintage is light and refreshing with a light musk and newly mown lawn on the nose. The musk continues onto the palate with unripe tropical fruit - although this is like flavoured spring water in essenc... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château la Garde Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2011

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    From the Dourthe stable, this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine has good colour and an inviting nose of wet earth and blackberry. Good Claret flavours of raw coffee bean, blackberry, cassis and beet. There is some tannic puckering which suggests 2-3 more years in the cellar, but seems quaffable now. Slightly more elegant than (but similar in st... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • "They must be legit because they have a YouTube video for their ... blends, chard, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc & semillon, muscadet, gamay, tempranillo, sangiovese, nebbiolo, syrah, zin) I feel comfy and grounded, like I've come home for a visit. But it's a big world out there and staying stuck at home can make one stale...  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along the east coast of the United States. A common response to many of the wines I shared and wrote about back then went something like this; “What, they make wine there?” In fact, wine is produced in all 50 states, but many people can count on one hand the wines they have t... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


  • When Tony and Herta (H.B.) purchased their 30-acre Rutherford property in 1982, ... ... Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and the proprietary red and white Cuvée, Provence. Upon arrival, visitors to Peju are delighted by this beautiful oasis, located surprisingly close to Highway 29. The signature arching sycamores welcome you into the p... Read More

    From the article Exquisite Wines at Certified Organic Winery Peju


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