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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  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by DCT

  • Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc Napa Valley 1999


    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

  • Concha Y Toro Sauvignon Blanc Trio 2007


    Impressive for the money. Super herbal, super floral with notes lavender and violets. Crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable. Get a case for summer. It WILL get used up. Read More

    Wine review by Wine Unfiltered

  • Granbazán Albariño Ambar 2005


    Delicious and full of fruit flavor, I believe I had the '06 vintage. Ordered it at a terrific spanish seafood restaurant on Staten Island. However my distaste for seafood had prevented me from the obviously delicious pairing, it went quite well with my pork chops. Read More

    Wine review by Rob Gordon

  • Frizky Zebras 2006


    While not as complex and interesting as some of my favorite traditionally bottled varieties, the proper amount of acidity capped off a delicious blend of grapefruit and oranges. Surprisingly refreshing, this South African wine from Leopard Frog Vineyards confirms for me at least that Tetra Paks are not something to necessarily refuse - even if I... Read More

    Wine review by rachelsegal

  • Domaine Uby Sauvignon Blanc 2007


    Crisp, clean and refreshing with attractive citrus notes. Read More

    Wine review by RBoulanger

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