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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  • Sandra and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary last night in Washington ... ... winery for Sandra and a Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre) for Allen).  Next were two glasses of red wine to pair with a 24 oz Dry Aged Bone-in Ribeye steak - 2011 Cotes-du-Rhone for Sandra and a 2010 Medoc for Allen.  The bottles of wine were very expensive here so... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Orin Swift Veladora Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Gorgeous nose with coconut on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Sauvignon Blanc Oyster Bay 2013


    Grapefruit on the nose, grapefruit on the palate. Short tart finish. Paired well with buffalo chicken. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Tre Filer VdT Bianco Dolce 2008


    White Blend: Turbiana, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.The grapes are dried out for 3 months, then they are pressed.Colour: clear, golden.Perfume: very rich, with hazelnut, dried fruit, honey notes. The smell is strong but harmonious and it remember an autumn sunny day.Taste: exellent balance between sweetness, acidity and flavor. The freshness i... Read More

    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni

  • A new wine bar in New Zealand called “The Auricle Wine & Sound ... ... ... She opened a bottled of Sauvignon Blanc and poured it. She noted the wine's freshness, later saying it was best suited for calmer moments. Once she and the reporter tasted the wine, they took their glasses upstairs to experience artist Bruce Russell's “No Mean City” ex... Read More

    From the article Sounds Like Fun: Kiwi Wine Bar Pairs Songs With Vino

  • Decopas Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Tropical fruit aromas of honeydew melon and soft clay on the nose. Palate is bright and fresh, mostly citrus driven with lemon and lime as the main characteristics. A spiky acidity is consistent throughout the palate but it freshens up the wine making it a good choice for warm weather. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Now's your chance to buy that winery-resort about which you've always ... good quality chardonnay and sauvignon blanc for tasting, along with big-flavoured, super-premium reds.” Of the view from the winery's hillside perch, Gourmet Traveler wrote, “You can't help but be seduced by the surrounding landscape here.” According to Property Observer... Read More

    From the article Australian Pyrenees Wine Resort Up For Sale

  • V V - Thanks for the clarification.  Ok, Saint-Bris is a region, and the Sauvignon Blanc grapes were grown in that region.  The winery happens to be located in the Chablis region.  I should have taken more than one year of French in high school; instead I took two years of Spanish and I don't know either language very well.  It just isn't my cup... Read More

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  • DM and V V - Thanks for educating me on the Chablis issue.  I am easily ... ... ones.  Yes, it is a Sauvignon Blanc grown in the Chablis region.  I did like it and we have one small glass left in the bottle.  Anyone want to stop by for a tasting?Duncan - Did you mean to imply this Sauvignon Blanc can be considered a Chablis?EM - great write up... Read More

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  • Saint-Bris is the only Burgundy AOC that uses sauvignon blanc instead of chardonnay Read More

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  • 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 should an unfinished bottle be stored..

    Comment by 1280156McCants 1280156 McCants

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  • 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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