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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  • I admit it; I love to go out for dinner.  I love it even more someone else ... ... steamed mussels - creamy sauvignon blanc broth, tarragon, crispy friesMain Course: 1985 BordeauxOkay, I know I should have taken better notes but I forgot.  All I can remember it that this 85 came from a super second (growth).  Had a great aroma that got better ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dinner with a wine maker


  • Knee Deep Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2008

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    a fresh herbaceous SBS.Magnificent. Read More

    Wine review by PAC19


  • Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc St. Helena 2006

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    I really like this wine ... reminds me of the St. Supery Virtu as it is blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion. The wine has aromas of stony gravel and citrus. It is a rich creamy texture with good minerality and citrus flavors. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn


  • Stags Leap Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by HondaJohn


  • Stags Leap Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    Interesting wine. Lime citrus on the nose. Good minerality to with mild acidity. Finishes smooth probably due to the semmillion that is blended in. Good but not great. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn


  • I admit it; I love to go out for dinner.  I love it even more someone else ... ... steamed mussels - creamy sauvignon blanc broth, tarragon, crispy fries Main Course: 1985 Bordeaux Okay, I know I should have taken better notes but I forgot.  All I can remember it that this 85 came from a super second (growth).  Had a great aroma that got better... Read More

    From the article Dinner with a wine maker


  • Gazela Vinho Verde NV

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    Very crisp, mineral and light wine. Screaming acidity reminds me of lemons, ... ... freshy cut grass - very sauvignon blanc like in character. Frizzante - ie, slightly sparkli Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Vincent Delaporte Sancerre 2007

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    Tastes very green. Lime stone, grassy notes, slight presents of gooseberry. Is bone dry. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde


  • Viña Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley Medalla Real 2008

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    I like this wine, for the price it is a great value wine. The mineral notes and acidity a little overpowering the fruit but by no means diminishing flavours. citrus notes (lemon and orange) with the 2% Semillon providing some lime and 'steely' notes... Read More

    Wine review by MarioRobles


  • Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006

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    This is our staple everyday white. An unbeatable bargain at $9, crisp, classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, citrus, passionfruit, melon lingering mouthfeel. A simple feel good wine. Read More

    Wine review by Patrick Brown


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