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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  • Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2005

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    OK, those of you who have been loyal readers of my reviews already know I am ... know I am not a big fan of Sauvignon Blanc. For me, choosing Sauvignon Blanc is boring. Picture going into a wonderful bakery with a shelf full of artisanal bread, and instead of buying a beautiful Rye or Pumpernickel you buy white "Wonder Bread". I know, many of ... Read More

    Wine review by WineGent


  • Kim Crawford New Zealand Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    drinking 2004 Tiger's Tale Cabernet Sauvignon from the NapaStyle Wine Club. Read More

    Wine review by mwmeyers312


  • Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Treixadura Arinto Loureira Azal Branco Vinho Verde 2007

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    Portugal / 2007$5 - $8 / 88 pointsI love the Spring and Early Summer. Days are ... ... food. Reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc, it has a nose of lemon and lime, fresh grass and a touch of earth. The wine is slightly effervescent. This is the trademark of a vinho verde. It tickles your tongue. It is a simple wine. Light colored with little body... Read More

    Wine review by WineGent


  • Sunce Winery "Shanti Vineyard" Rrv Sauvignon Blanc 2006

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    An earthy and bone dry sauvignon blanc that is racy and inviting. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • At Larkmead Vineyards we have a Tasting Room. But as our venerable, resident ... ... Verdot and Malbec. And Sauvignon Blanc. As well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Viognier and Tocai.Our vineyard is Cabernet dominated with 60% of the 113 acres planted. We produce wine from less than 50% of all the grapes we grow, selling the remainder to other wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Art of Blending


  • At Larkmead Vineyards we have a Tasting Room. But as our venerable, resident ... ... Verdot and Malbec. And Sauvignon Blanc. As well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Viognier and Tocai. Our vineyard is Cabernet dominated with 60% of the 113 acres planted. We produce wine from less than 50% of all the grapes we grow, selling the remainder to other win... Read More

    From the article The Art of Blending


  • Oyster Bay Sb 2007

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    Pale yellow in colour, to the nose it brings delicate, aromatic scents of flowers. To the palate it is crisp, with surprising structure, pleasant acidity and hints of tropical fruit and citrus. Above all the mineral notes, lingering in a long end. Surprising for such a young wine to be like this. I would match it with spicy seafood. Read More

    Wine review by Lanfranch


  • Raphael Sauvignon Blanc North Fork 2007

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    This is a review that I wrote on Snooth about a wine that I drank. Try it! Read More

    Wine review by mwmeyers312


  • Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mkgjenkins


  • Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc Napa Valley Dry Sauvignon Blanc 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jaredhh505


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