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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  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2006

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre les Caillottes 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Forefathers Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2011

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    Nice grassy SB. Read More

    Wine review by SueBeeLV


  • Provenance Sauv.Blanc Napa Valle 2005

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    This is a terrific bottle of wine. Great with Chicken..Seafood..and just summer drinking. Read More

    Wine review by Salmanazar147


  • I've said before that I'm a firm believer in drinking whatever one's heart ... ... racy white wines such as a sauvignon blanc or sancerre.  These wines tend to enhance salty flavors, therefore can be paired well with oysters or any kind of shell fish.  Even a salad with vinaigrette dressing would play nicely against the dry acidity of these wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Food Pairing 101


  • I've said before that I'm a firm believer in drinking whatever one's heart ... ... racy white wines such as a sauvignon blanc or sancerre. These wines tend to enhance salty flavors, therefore can be paired well with oysters or any kind of shell fish. Even a salad with vinaigrette dressing would play nicely against the dry acidity of these wi... Read More

    From the article Food Pairing 101


  • Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by kkeen


  • Hanna Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    A great wine for a hot summer day, like we are having now. The citrus flavor is very prominent but gives it a great taste. We had it with some grilled prawns and it paired outstanding. Buy this one for the summer it is great/ Read More

    Wine review by Jon of Sonoma


  • Clos Lachance Sauvignon Blanc Santa Cruz Mountains 2006

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    Very nice. Complex, good nose, extremely drinkable. It's listed here cheaper than what I found. Go for it if you can find it for this price. Herbal, crisp, but ripe. You'll probably end up buying it a second time. Read More

    Wine review by Wine Unfiltered


  • St. Supéry Vineyards Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Napa Valley Virtú Meritage 2005

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    Deliciousslight greenish-brassy hue with a distinct red-grapefruit scent speaks of the Sauvignon Blanc component in this Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend. Full and rich on the palate, grapefruit and lime; bone-dry , crisply acidic and an excellent balance that lingers into a long, clean finish. This is a white that is good now and will just ge... Read More

    Wine review by treg906


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