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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  • Llano Estacado Winery Signature White 2007


    Served slightly chilled. Nice fruit in this wine with stone fruit and apple notes. Good balance with a medium-light body. A little sweetness but it was in balance with the rest of the wine and was not overwhelming. I think that this wine would pair well with a variety of different cuisines. This wine is quite affordable and I feel like it w... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2008


    Served slightly chilled. Floral notes present in the nose. Nice acidity accompanies a flourish of various fruit flavors and lends a crisp character to the wine. Medium-light body. Clean finish. I don't think this wine is going to outright amaze anyone but for the price I think that it is an excellent value. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • I am wondering what wine that YOU HAVE TASTED this year would be in your Top 5 ... ... MArgaret River Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Australia)AND Paringa Estate Reserve Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2006 (Australia)Sorry to the French but I keep tasting good French wines and I just don't get them.. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your Top 5 Wine of 2008

  • Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Jessica45730

  • Ornellaia Nm Tuscany 1998


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    Wine review by spikearl

  • Seacliff Sauvignon Blanc California 2006


    This was a soft sauvignon blanc, very easy to drink. Citris nose and taste with a crisp finish that lingered. Didn't have what I consider the grapefruit quality of some sauv blancs nor grassiness, which for me was a good thing. Read More

    Wine review by dkmrd5

  • Carmen Sauvignon Blanc 2006


    grapefruit and other citrus flavors for days. actually went well with thai food. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Pknt Sauvignon Blanc 2006


    For $10 this is a good wine. @ $5 bucks this wine is STELLAR! Read More

    Wine review by patowino

  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2008


    refreshing, aromatic, fruity, crisp. excelent sauvignon blanc Read More

    Wine review by Sergi

  • Bridesmaid Wines Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Napa Valley 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by moviegal226

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