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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  • Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by SagitariusFox


  • Seeds of generosity can go a long way. This past week Adelaide's The ... School donate their crop of sauvignon blanc grapes. “Winemaker Paul Clark remains a glass half full kind of guy, despite the devastation the Sampson Flat bushfire wrought on his vineyards,” education reporter Tim Williams wrote. “So when Birdwood High School offered to do... Read More

    From the article Burned, But Not Forgotten: Australian High School Donates Grapes to Grower


  • Getting back on track here I thought I'd add something different, at least ... I opened a skin fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Cowan Cellars called ISA. Not uncommon a variety but not too many folks make orange wine out of it. More of a Semillon nose than Sauv Blanc, The palate is a little simple and sweet up front but the skins show up mid-pal... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • That looks tasty and has a nice presentation with the square plate.  It ... we have bought quite a few Sauvignon Blanc bottles lately and I didn't used to really like this varietal.  Funny how our tastes change over tim Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Today just keeps getting better and better.  It's 65 F outside right ... ... have three cabs, two sauvignon blanc's and a melange blanc, all from their Moon Mountain Vineyards.  : Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Don't put yourself in a pinch over your Mar. 17 wine and food ... – maybe a lean sauvignon blanc,” he wrote.  For dessert, only the toughest wines can stand up to the oft-rich offerings of a St. Patrick's Day menu – Guinness cake, whiskey cake and chocolate stout cakes have all been known to make appearances on the backend of an already hefty m... Read More

    From the article St. Patrick's Powerful Palate Demands Equally Powerful Pairings


  • Château Cantelaudette Graves de Vayres Blanc 2012

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    Wine review by gretch23


  • Too lazy for a pic, tonight.  I'm sipping a Lewis 2011 Sauvignon Blanc right now.  Very angular and lean.  Strong citrus (grapefruit) flaver with some tropical hints.  Very refreshing.  We're going to grill some Mahi-mahi to go with it tonight. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Sileni Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    So absolutely, crisp and very smooth. Surprisingly tasted very good with sea salt chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by tgraceffa


  • Vacheron Sancerre 2013

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    Extremely nice Sancerre (sauv blanc). Very well balanced with not too tart lemon and a hint of almond on the nose. There's some restrained grapefruit and lemon peel on the front end, and a little dose of salinity on the medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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