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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  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Sancerre

      Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the ...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

  • South Africa

      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • Marlborough

      While wines from Marlborough, in New Zealand’s South Island, have only come into prominenc...

Popular Wineries using Sauvignon Blanc

  • Sullivan Vineyards

    Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, wh...

  • Dumol Wine Company

    Our 25 acre biodynamically farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating eastfacing slope of...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

  • Ca' Momi Wines

    "Ca’ Momi” wines are named for our family home in Northern Italy. The name also pays tribute to M...

  • Dark Horse Wine

    Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek ha...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006


    Meaty and substantial, good balance of sweetness, great bouquet Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006


    really refreshing stone fruit flavors, yet surprisingly dry. Im normally more of a fan of the citrusy and herbacious SB's, but this was surprising light and crisp on the palate even with the peachiness. Read More

    Wine review by akops41

  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006


    Pale straw color with wonderful peach and lemon aromas. Crisp acidity with the lemon carrying through to a smooth almost nutty finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc 2004


    Good value, perfect for a dinner party, not that I ever have any. Read More

    Wine review by JFORSJR

  • Yquem 1998


    Un vin, tout simplement, un vin incroyable, tout en douceur, en caractère, en ensemble. Un moment magique que je ne suis pas près d'oublier. C'est à tirer les larmes.À 180$ présentement la demie!!!.., goûter au Yquem pour ceux qui ne l'ont pas encore fait.S'il y'a meileur que Yquem, c'est surement un autre Yquem.C'est long et il tapisse la bouch... Read More

    Wine review by Melchizedek109

  • Hanna Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2006


    Unlike more traditional Sauv. Blancs, which are low on the flavor intensity scale, the Hanna sauv. blancs trumpet themselves. Aromas of citrus, particularly lemon, and grapefruit, announce themselves clearly in the nose. On the forepalate, you get a bubbling sensation (a sign of secondary fermentation), and a reinforcement of the nose with suc... Read More

    Wine review by acohn

  • Source Napa Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2006


    An amazing sauv. blanc. - layer after layer of flavor. Nose: a subtle fruit bowl: lime, grapefruit, and grass, as you'd expect, but also whiffs of honeysuckle, and something sweet & spicy. I dipped my nose in the glass three times before tasting.Palate: A perfect backbone of citrus and acidity, off of which all the other flavors dance. First ... Read More

    Wine review by acohn

  • Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2005


    A classic sauv. blanc. Nose: citrus, pineapple, grass.Body: light, with just enough acidity to clear the palate.Palate: gentle combination of lemon, grapefruit, with hints of grass (not too vegetal, though) and other fruits.Finish: quickSecondary Fermentation: no, and not needed.Pair this with any of the classic white wine foods: a double-cre... Read More

    Wine review by acohn

  • Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2007


    Pale straw color, grapefruit aromas, grapefruit and other citrus on the palate along with some peach, mouthwatering acidity, long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Bordeaux2Barossa

  • Hanna Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by acohn

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