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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  • Goisot Exogyra Virgula Sauvignon de Saint-Bris 2011


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    Wine review by vonbunau

  • Funny thing about these lava lamps - they were just for me to view since this ... ... correctly on the grape (Sauvignon Blanc) - including my sweetie Sandra, but nobody identified the correct location (most guessed CA).We did serve dinner of course.  It was lamb chops and chicken on the grill, and potatoes from the oven.  There weren't many l... Read More

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  • When Santa comes to our house he's looking for the cookies.A couple years ... ... room host said that this Sauvignon Blanc would do well with a few years of aging.  That surprised me a bit, because I don't think of SB as being a long ager.  Anyway, I think I have been patient enough I have to say this is a good wine.  Let me tell you, though, ... Read More

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  • Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2010


    Big, fruitysweet applenose. Plenty of that same fruitiness on the tongue, maybe with some apricot flavorits almost, but not quite sweet. Then, I get a bit of minerality. The wine seems to be a bit viscous. At the back of the palate there seems to be some effervescence. All the fruitiness in this wine makes me think that it would pair well w... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • I love it. Certainly, nothing like Sauvignon Blanc.  To me Gavi is a bit more full-bodied than Sauvignon Blanc.  In fact in many ways I would compare Gavi to white Burgundy in terms of body, acid, and, to a certain extent, flavor. Read More

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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Alinore.  It looks like you have found the ... Zealand wines sweet spot in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.  Since you are in the UK, and, if I am reading you correctly, are looking to expand your horizons, I am going to suggest that you look at French wines, which you should be able to find pretty easily.  If you w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • I am from the UK so just like the their wines- blame a friend of mine who ... mine who ... I choose the sauvignon blanc- villa maria being my usual as it is a decent wine for its price. I decided that I had become stuck in a bit of a rut and should be more adventurous with my wine choices. Most recent adventure was made on a whim and was a go... Read More

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  • I thought I was committed to NZ wines until....Hope to get some good suggestions from this site. Read More

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  • Judges awarded 112 gold medals to New Zealand wines at the 2012 Air New Zealand ... New Zealand ... Seifried Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is loaded with varietal intensity which we have encouraged and captured in the vineyard,” the site says. “Pure gooseberry, tropical passion-fruit and a mellow flinty character show through on the palate.” Brajkovich... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noirs Lead the Way at Kiwi Wine Awards

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