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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  • Provenzano Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room selection. Their tasting notes seem pretty accurate to ... ... break from Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blan Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • La Chablisienne Saint Bris 2015

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    Looking for a smooth, soft white wine from a good vintage - perhaps even a ... ... this slightly off-the-track Sauvignon Blanc from Auxerre near Chablis may just be the ticket. The wine is less concentrated than SB from the Loire or Bordeaux with a softer, more herbal entry of lemon and grass. Musk tends to dominate elsewhere in France at th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Tonight we attended the Symphony at The Kennedy Center.  The highlight ... ... was thinking a French Sauvignon Blanc, but we ended up with an Italian white, the 2012 Kante Vitovska - something I probably would never have selected on my own.  It was delicious, with an initial bouquet of black licorice.  Once the bottle was gone we decided to f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Château Olivier Blanc 2012

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    The Chateau Olivier 2012 has attained a nice pinnacle of maturity with good, ... wine colour,a musky, spicy Sauvignon Blanc nose and high-end viscous allspice, lemon, grass and musk on the palate... finishing long, thirst-quenching and in a satisfying manner. Excellent value. 9 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Mirassou Winery Sauvignon Blanc California 2015

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    Lemon and lemongrass on the nose is lightly herbal and comes with a peach note. Fresh and zesty, simple and refreshing lemon and grapefruit palate with a light hearted spice to the finish. Easy drinking and approachable. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2010

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    Looking for quality for an excellent price, try this well made wine. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Stephen, just checked my spreadsheet and filtered on "Australia", ... TokayRepeat Sémillon Sauvignon BlancShingleback Shiraz McLaren ValeBlackwing ShirazTerra Barossa ShirazHedonist RoseWolf Blass Yellow Label ChardonnayYalumba Viognier The Y Seri Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Lindeman's Sauvignon Blanc Bin 95 2016

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    dry and light, with hints of melons, grapefruits, and sparkly minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Oxford Landing SB (Marlborough NZ) was my introduction to this grape. Oxford Landing is a reasonable price for a surprisingly low % and an acceptable intro to this grape. However.... My real introduction was with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough. Revelation; nice sharp taste (not too sharp), reliable 'vintage' (I'm a newbie so I don't c...

    Comment by 1566590alinore 1566590 alinore


  • I like Loire.. Rose Loire also. . Doucette and Maimbray.

    Comment by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • I am a beginner with wine...how should an unfinished bottle be stored..

    Comment by 1280156McCants 1280156 McCants


  • Les South

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south


  • Tell Chateau in France that I will write to Then Real soon ,and my Two Sister Ruby's of Baron Maurice & Baroness Noemie De'Rothschild are Still The Best Best on Planet .This Blanc Nice To Drink.

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south


  • Tell Chateau in France that I will write to Then Real soon ,and my Two Sister Ruby's of Baron Maurice & Baroness Noemie De'Rothschild are Still The Best Best on Planet .This Blanc Nice To Drink.

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south


  • After tasting the following Sauvignon Blanc varietals from the Marlborough regions of New Zealand "Brancott and Matua", I won't even buy any Sauvignon Blanc varietals from any where else in the world.

    Comment by 475141PJMwine 475141 PJMwine


  • My love fo Sauv. Blanc is a relatively new one. I discovered the wonders of this strain while representing New Zealand's Villa Maria winery at Israel's largest wine exhibit - "Sommelier", which took place in November '10. I tried both the Blancs from the Private Bin and the Cellar Selection series. The aromas sent me dreaming. I had visions of t...

    Comment by 827915Malka Lev Adom 827915 Malka Lev Adom


  • frankly, i'm not pro in tasting wine, but somehow i do like this "Mancura" brand.... no doubt price are acceptable... and it was smooth for me..... any comment? do share... :)

    Comment by 539836Adriane31 539836 Adriane31


  • Tasted Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand this weekend. Oh my- it was a bunch of bold fruit just bursting all over. Only $9.99 a bottle. Guess I will be going back for a case. MMmMMmMMM!

    Comment by 351446dsolara 351446 dsolara


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