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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  • Bradgate White Blend Chenin Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2006

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    Crisp, grassy nose. Very acidic - green apples, rounds out a bit after a few seconds with some peach, but its basically a crisp refreshing light feeling wine. The finish has some minerality and spice from the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2007

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    Fantastic value! Picked this up for ~$10 at our local wine shop, and I will be going back for more! Has the excellent grassy, herbaceous qualities on the nose and palate one would expect from a NZ Sauv Blanc. This one also has some lovely tropical fruit on the nose. Great summer sipper! Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


  • Anakena Sauvignon Blanc Rapel Valley 2006

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    It's a fine basic sauvignon blanc. Not too sweet and nicely crisp. A little too much vinegar taste. Read More

    Wine review by antny2017


  • The Sicilians say, that Sicily is a great place to live but a terrible place to ... a Sicilian Pinot Noir and a Sauvignon Blanc!Valle dell Acate Frappato 2007. A summer red. It should be served a little chilled and goes well with appetizers, cheeses, cured meats and pates and won't overpower the occasional fish dish. A bright red color with hi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Postcard from Sicily


  • The Sicilians say, that Sicily is a great place to live but a terrible place to ... a Sicilian Pinot Noir and a Sauvignon Blanc! Valle dell Acate Frappato 2007. A summer red. It should be served a little chilled and goes well with appetizers, cheeses, cured meats and pates and won't overpower the occasional fish dish. A bright red color with h... Read More

    From the article A Postcard from Sicily


  • Reilly's Wines Barking Mad Sauvignon Blanc NV

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    I love the tropical fruit flavours, and the light food friendliness of this wine. Lots of passionfruit on the nose and a clean crisp finish. Yum! Read More

    Wine review by senyah


  • Carl Roy Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2006

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    Exactly as the bottle says: a nose of grapefruit, grass and melon; flavors are a perfect balance of fruit (grapefruit, peach), soil minerals and acids. It taste more like a refined version of most NZ sauv. blancs rather than a Napa sauv. blanc.This is easily the most sophisticated sauv. blanc I've had in two years. I plan to buy half a case. U... Read More

    Wine review by acohn


  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2007

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    This is a classic New Zealand Sauv. Blanc. Nose: cut grass and grapefruit (white or red, depending on your sensory equipment), and hints of citrus. Palate: Citrus again, plus some melon and a bit of mango or starfruit. Quick, clean finish that lets you taste the soil minerals. Interestingly, the wine tastes a bit restrained until it's paired... Read More

    Wine review by acohn


  • Lake County Sauvignon Blanc Goosecross Wines 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by DCT


  • Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc Napa Valley 1999

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    Complex, rich, silky, perfumey. This wine was alluringly feminine, and that's ... how I usually think abuot Sauvignon Blanc.Made from the oldets sauv balcn vines in the To Kalon vineyard, this wine beautifully layers te aromaticnotes: there was jasmine, pear, melon and some mango. The palate was silky and the finish was long and made me smil... Read More

    Wine review by hipergas


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