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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  • Making white wine.One of the most basic elements of winemaking is the ... ... whites such as New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Pinot Grigio usually are only exposed to neutral stainless steel vessels to help preserve the fresh, aromatic character of these wines.While wine has traditionally been made in synch with the seasons, modern inno... Read More

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  • Hi, I have a question. How can you find out when a wine should by drunk by? I own many different types of wine, but I am not sure when they will expire. If someone can help me out that would be great.Thanks Read More

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  • Marlborough 2004

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    Wine review by abroun


  • Dutcher Crossing Winery Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek 2007

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    Usually not a fan of sauvignon blanc, but this was crisp and interesting. Read More

    Wine review by antny2017


  • Llano Estacado Winery Signature White 2010

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    Wine review by ttutony


  • Domaine Octavie Touraine 2007

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    too fruity! Read More

    Wine review by yarurdl


  • Fanucchi Trousseau Gris 2005

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    This is a stellar wine. It's refreshing & clean whill delivering a peachy ... ... to a Marsane, the body to Sauvignon Blanc... NO Butter & No Oaky Vannilla! This Wine even satisfies the "red wine only" folks to Read More

    Wine review by Remington S


  • Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2007

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    Wine review by bassman


  • This post marks my last contribution to the Snooth blog. Time is getting away ... ... it with a Didier Dagneau Sauvignon Blanc. Whatever she desires.The original post with more details proclaiming the event can be found here: http://vindelatable.blogspot.com/2008/09/home-creamery-event-making-cheese.html . I'll announce the first recipe mid-No... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Kirsten says Ciao for now!


  • Kim Crawford New Zealand Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    kim crawford does it again with an excellent addition. one of my favorite tastes of last year. reminiscent of lemongrass and tender grapefruit, lychee and melon Read More

    Wine review by amy lynn


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