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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  • California

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

  • Napa

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

  • France

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

  • New Zealand

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries using Sauvignon Blanc

  • Rex Goliath

    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

  • Dark Horse Wine

    Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek ha...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

  • Canyon Road Winery

    Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre...

  • Glass Mountain

    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Mud in the vineyards, transportation delays elsewhere because of the rain, (in ... water intake. Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris and others rot easily. Pinot Noir is also sensitive to moisture in multiple ways (see below). Cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot, and to a slightly lesser extent merlot and malbec, are considered f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2014 Santa Lucia California...


  • Chateau Petit-Freylon Bordeaux Blanc Cuvee Izzy 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Sweet, fresh and violet rich aromatics greet the nose followed by aroma of wild plums, almost tropical fruit, cinnamon and clay. Ths is smooth and polished with a fair amount of sweet extract concealing the acid and very soft tannins on the palate. Decidedly plummy in the mouth, and more a wine of texture than flavor, the acids struggle to shi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Chablisienne Saint Bris 2013

    Snoothrank:

    The 2013 edition of La Chablisienne Saint Bris is typically light, thirst-quenching and evoking a light scent of smoke, grass and lemon. The flavour is also full of similarly delicate lemon and herbal notes. Perfect for barbequed prawns e. g. and good value. 86 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Whew,,, Peter and Adam Just dodged a major bullet and Now I am wanting to reserve the 2014 Cargassaci and Keefer Pinot Noirs from Siduri..Just as the final grapes were harvested by Peter Cargassaci for Siduri Wines it started to pour Rain...  The story will be told, just as I taught a Wine Class 2 days prior regarding Pinot Noir/ Burgundy.Exactl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2014 Santa Lucia California... by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • I know the idea of wines being seasonal is kind of misplaced, after all a late ... cheese calls for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc whether it’s summer or winter, but we do tend to drink certain wines at certain times of the year, in no small part because our diet changes with the seasons. As it gets colder our diet gets richer, heavier, and often ... Read More

    From the article 5 Unique Wine Grapes to Focus on this Fall


  • Oak Leaf Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California NV

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    I bought a bottle for an outdoor concert and was pleasantly surprised at the taste. It is now a regular in my house especially when having a drop in party. Read More

    Wine review by mrep915


  • Bedrock Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Very fruity nose gives hits of melon, tropicalpineapplegreen apple, but, also, some grassiness. On the palate I get more of the same with tart acid and some slatey earthiness. Tartness, more than anything else, seems to linger in the aftertaste. A very refreshing wine. Great on a hot day such as today, the first or second or third day of au... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rochford Winery hosts the biggest annual concert event in the Yarra Valley, A Day On The Green. Headline acts this year include Mariah Carey, Jimmy Barnes & The Living End, Paul Simon & Sting.It's one of the first big wineries that you'll pas by as you drive into the valley, and it's big enough to offer segway tours or a dawn balloon ride. Rochf... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rochford Winery, Yarra...


  • 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

    Snoothrank:

    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


  • 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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