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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  • Kim Crawford New Zealand Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by dnrme


  • Ceja Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast 2006

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    Wine review by dnrme


  • Springfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc Life From Stone 2007

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    Brilliant wine! One of the best Sav Blancs I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by lrossouw


  • Kim Crawford New Zealand Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by Jiyong


  • La Poussie Sauvignon Blanc Sancerre 2005

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    Light aromas of honey with an almond character -- medium acidity with notes of stone fruits. The nutty almond character carries through to the medium finish. Slightly autolytic but still quite crisp. Tasted at Morrell's wine bar in NYC. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2004

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    Great mellow Sauvignon Blanc, super-refreshing and approachable. Just got the last bottle of this vintage at my local store! Read More

    Wine review by robefunk


  • The concept of pairing wine and music has been gaining in popularity especially ... ... 2006 Blicks Lane Sauvignon BlancWine Region: Marlborough, New ZealandWine Label: Blicks Lane / Walnut BlockWine Year: 2006Wine Type: White: Sauvignon BlancWine Description: From the sun drenched fields of Marlborough, New Zealand, Blicks Lane Sauvignon Bla... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Music and Wine


  • The concept of pairing wine and music has been gaining in popularity especially ... ... Wine: 2006 Blicks Lane Sauvignon Blanc Wine Region: Marlborough, New Zealand Wine Label: Blicks Lane / Walnut Block Wine Year: 2006 Wine Type: White: Sauvignon Blanc Wine Description: From the sun drenched fields of Marlborough, New Zealand, Blicks Lane Sa... Read More

    From the article Music and Wine


  • Kumkani Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2005

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    Kumkani Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2006 won a silver medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in 2007.Kumkani Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007 won a bronze medal at the International Wine Challenge and bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Read More

    Wine review by winepeople


  • Château Piada Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Barsac 2003

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    Wine review by RBoulanger


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