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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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Oyster Bay Wines Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

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    Classic grapefruit in a glass which is why I buy it. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Château de Rolland Barsac 1988

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the new website www.cellartrade.co.uk ... consists of 80% semillon.15% sauvignon blanc andf 5% muscadelle and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with a supper of bread and cheese. It is certainly sweet but not quite as sweet as some other Sauternes I have had and there is... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Man, tons of spam this morning.  I deleted a page worth and now I'm ... suppose a white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc would have worked too with a moderately spicy Indian dish.  What do you guys think is the best varieta Read More

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


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Vineyard Columbia Valley 2016

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    Tropical fruits and lots of acidity with a pleasant finish. Becoming a go to in my household. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Wine 2017

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    Fresh and grassy lemon and grapefruit aromas with the lightest note of peach. Flavors of melon and lemon continue to the palate where they are met with an herbal note of lemongrass and grassy dried sweet basil, finishing clean and lightly floral. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kaiken Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc Mendoza 2016

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    Floral peach and melon notes with a hint of pineapple and mango and something herbal - green pepper. Great acidity and lift on the palate with more melon, lemon and peach flavors, a bracing mineral note yet a soft finish that's a bit creamy textured. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Have you noticed that wherever you are in the world, the Christmas lunch menu ... isn’t, try Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (Domaine Guenault 2016), from just up the road in France’s Loire Valley. It may lack the uummph of top Sancerre but it’s the same grape and it’s six ‘quid’ cheaper. Staying with Sauvignon Blanc, both Bordeaux (Dourthe 2016, £9,... Read More

    From the article Have a Grand Cru Christmas!


  • Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley 2017

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    Ripe fresh and firm green pepper and lime aromas with notes of pineapple and green apple. In the mouth, explosive lemon and lime flavors with bold and striking acidity, a touch of melon and a green leaf and grassy note running throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Souverain Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Gentle lemon and herb notes with a hint of green apple. Clean, fresh and light palate of lemon and honeydew melon with a touch of green pepper and grassiness. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • A few months ago, I was minding my own business, mostly, when I received a ... ... ... (usually 25% or less) of Sauvignon Blanc and, occasionally, Muscadelle. Second, the sweetness of the wines comes from the grapes being affected by botrytis cinera (also known as “noble rot”), a fungus that gradually raisinates the berries by drawing out the ... Read More

    From the article Experiments in Sweet Bordeaux


  • 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

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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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