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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  • Jean Baptiste Thibault La Duchesne Sancerre Rouge 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop the last time I was in Calais for 10 ... for white wines made of the sauvignon blanc grape from 15 communes around the small hilltop town of that name on the west bank of the Loire river about 80 miles south of Paris.In 1959 red wines made of the pinot noir grape from the same area were included and th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    One of the best Sauvignon Blancs I have had, surprisingly Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Although we tend not to be fans of SB, this one was OK. Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Msr. Touton Sauvignon Bordeaux White Bordeaux Superior France Bordeaux Dry 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by thehaze


  • NAPAGIRL:Wasn't aware that you could get a chard that is both aged in ... ... to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and other varietals. I have within the last two years leaned my curiosity to new wines and to get my taste buds away from JUST the heavy Cabs.Thanks,Lef Read More

    Forum post in the topic Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay


  • Vinre Bianco Ferdinando Giordano Vigneto Personale Sauvignon Blanc Langhe 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • A better case for the virtues of Sauvignon Blanc among the minivan mavens and the wine elite may not exist.This past week, Wall Street Journal wine expert Lettie Teague brought out the big guns in defense of New Zealand's signature quaffer, Sauvignon Blanc. What set Teague's article apart from the usual varietal-specific defenses is the comprehe... Read More

    From the article Soccer League Teague: WSJ Wine Expert Defends Mom Favorite


  • In defense of Oaked and Buttery Chardonnays I must say that "I like it".  I know the trend is for the unoaked stainless steel ferment to be on the rise and people are saying that they prefer it over the "Other kind". That may be the trend but the Oaked and Buttery varieties are still my favorites although the unoaked brands are ok also.So in fin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay


  • Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc Estate Bottled St. Helena Napa Valley 2014

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    Fragrant floral aromas of persimmon, honeydew melon, honeysuckle and tangerine. Fairly direct in the mouth, with a creamy mid palate and some candied apple and streaks of peach. Pleasant and approachable. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

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    Herbal salad aromas of green pepper and spinach with some green apple showing through as well. Crisp and tart in the mouth with the green note continuing and being joined by a bit of honeysuckle and lemon with a round honeydew melon note to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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