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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Sancerre

      Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the ...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

  • South Africa

      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • Marlborough

      While wines from Marlborough, in New Zealand’s South Island, have only come into prominenc...

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  • Albert Boxler

    Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine ...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Château Timberlay

    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Fournier Père & Fils Sauvignon Vin de Pays du Val de Loire 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by ramblero


  • Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013

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    I am not very experienced in wine, but I have had several Sauvignon Blancs before and I did not like this one. I get excited each time I open a bottle of wine and this was a bit of a let down. I really should be $6 a bottle, because that's what it tastes like. Read More

    Wine review by WinePonce92


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 375 2013

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    Passion fruit tones Read More

    Wine review by suberogirls


  • Martin Ray Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2013

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    Not bad, not great sauv blanc from russian river. Not a lot going on but there is a touch of creamy lemon and some decent acidity. This is more on the lemon side of flavors, not any of the NZ grapefruit. Overall, decent for the price, would probably buy again for a summer deck or mid-week quaff. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Refreshing Read More

    Wine review by mikeg325


  • Penfolds Grandfather Tawny Port 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Durbanville 2013

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    Light, fresh, and floral. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Yesterday I was recovering from Monday night.  You see, Sandra & I ... Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc under the John Anthony label and amazing everyday Californian wines under the JaM Cellars label.Michelle Hunt, Bergevin-Lane Crafting some of Washington State's finest wines.Bobby Flournoy, B& L Brands Focuses on finding exception... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • We’re back with another roundup of our favorite wines from the past ... ... ... that we'd be doing a Sauvignon Blanc round-up, but cooler heads prevailed. We’ve got everything from bubbles to Cabernet Sauvignon on tap for you in this edition of What We’ve been Drinking! As we turn towards cooler weather we are excited to see what the Autumn ha... Read More

    From the article What We've Been Drinking 8/14


  • OT, I'm sure envious of those employee discounts.Picked this up last ... ... ...  The nose is a bit sauvignon blanc'ish. On the palate there's ripe pear, green apple, some honey and a touch of creamy lemon, but a bit less acidity than what I prefer.  Overall, fairly decent QPR for a nice weekly drinke Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • 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


  • Where can I buy Running with Scissors Sauvignon Blanc in Melbourne, FL?

    Comment by 353945carmencatspaw 353945 carmencatspaw


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