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

  • Seashore Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc Chile 2013

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    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas. Isla Negra is Spanish for 'Black ... class example of what a good sauvignon blanc should Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Jean Vincent Sancerre 2013

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    Initial nose is a blast of grapefruit but the palate is more subdued and very well balanced. There is the grapefruit but also some lemon pith, tangerine, vibrant acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Atalon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Sunbaked quince and kiwi aromas. Palate is pure and acidic, with tart lemon/lime and fresh peach flavors, a hint of grassiness and a long finish with a touch of cream from the oak and a bit of heat. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • United States, here we come. Recent projections show that, within one ... ... New Zealand wines – Sauvignon Blanc, to be exact – exude a modernity popular with modern American culture.  “When people have bought a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in a restaurant, over the 30 odd years then it has consistently been a really good bottle of w... Read More

    From the article Kiwi Wines Finding Sweet Spot In United States


  • According to the Mer Soleil web site, their Silver Unoaked Chardonnay is ... ... component" for their sauvignon blanc.  To me that means that the final product consists of wine fermented in concrete mixed with wine fermented in other vessels.  So, that may not be what you are looking for, either.Here is another article that indicates that Quin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines stored in concrete tanks


  • Hi all, This is going to sound odd but lately after doing a bit of research on various types of fermentation of wine in concrete tanks I am trying to locate wine stored only in concrete tanks. I learned of one called "Concrete Wines" but when I went to its website it was down. I believe it was a Napa wine. Does anyone know of any wines that matc... Read More

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  • Sauvignon Blanc will always keep you guessing. On the one hand it is capable of making a wine that can boast ethereal grace and complexity, yet on the other it can be raw, green and aggressively unbalanced. It is a simple case of the have’s and the have not’s: Those that have the right soil (poor), the right climate (cool) and the passion (low y... Read More

    From the article The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Wine Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc


  • Provenance Vineyards Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Fruity with notes of lychee. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2013

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    Minerals and acid are dominate in this wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Ck Mondavi Pinot Grigio 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ennis1


  • 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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