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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  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... from these Sémillion, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle vineyards. Once in the cellar gentle pressing is followed by fermentation and aging in a high proportion of new oak. In their youth Sauternes wines deliver generous aromas and flavors of apricot, pineapple, mi... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Nose is almost acridseems really acidic. Some tart grapefruit on entry, then, some tropical fruitbananaor melon. Some grassiness. Yes, there is quite tart acid. That, of course, makes for a refreshing wine. Certainly, easy to drink, but, equally certain, not a particularly sophisticated wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I’m always being asked to recommend an unusual wine, “one that isn’t Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay”. With media communications improving by the minute it’s getting more and more difficult but at a recent corporate event I saw a few puzzled expressions when I suggested Blaufränkisch. It’s one of my favourite Austrian reds and certainly falls i... Read More

    From the article Move Beyond Cab and Chard


  • Canyon Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    grapefruit and melon, with a touch of cool minerals. refreshing! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Speaking of a couple-of-a wines, Sandra and I poured wines again tonight at the ... with our favorite being the Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.  From the red wines I was pouring, I think the Bordeaux was the best, followed by the Zinfandel from Lodi, C Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Happy Garnacha Day! This day celebrates Garnacha and honors its freedom from the blending grape stereotype. We have its birthplace -- Eastern Spain -- to thank for this renaissance. New generations of winemakers in the five key Denominación de Origen (DO) are maximizing the potential of old vines, carefully controlling yields, and uniting tradit... Read More

    From the article The Map to Great Garnacha, Part Three


  • Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Green melon and sour lemon candy aromas with grapefruit and cut grass. Pleasant and simple on the palate, this brings tart citrus to start and a bit of floral sweetness but finishes slightly herbal. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than ... ... ... 2016 Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc ($15)This is the first Sauvignon Blanc of the harvest to reach our shores each of the last 2 years. It’s entirely Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Valley. A bit of jalapeno leads the nose along with oodles of citrus and yellow m... Read More

    From the article Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet


  • I did try the Repris Sauvignon Blanc again a few minutes ago, after giving it 15 minutes of air time.  It is better and more in line with my taste expectations, but still a bit different for a Sauvignon Blanc wine.  Oh, I did a short ride on my Harley Fatboy this afternoon and stopped at Hooters for some tasty chicken wings and a Devils Brew IPA... Read More

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  • I'm on the mailing list for a few wineries, but I generally don't order ... started with a Repris 2012 Sauvignon Blanc that for some reason I was not that impressed with.  I did drink it right from the wine rack though - so it was not refrigerated.  Does white wine change it's character that much from room temperature down to 45 F?  We only had... Read More

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