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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  • New Zealand's agriculture industry threw down the proverbial gauntlet in ... and 86 percent of that is Sauvignon blanc.” The genesis of the now-famous region took place in 1973, he said, when an aspiring winemaker convinced his colleagues that the region's climate – lots of sunshine, dry summers, cool nights – was perfect for growing grapes.  ... Read More

    From the article Double or Nothing: Expert Look Back on Grape-Driven New Zealand Ag Strategy


  • Today my wife Sandra took her friend Marlene out on the town in a big way to ... ... the tasting:Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc $24.99Pale straw colour with green hues. Fresh aromatics of white flowers, jasmine, nectarine and lime. The palate is rich and wonderfully complex with an array of tropical fruits, refreshing acidity and a long chalky f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by ArchieBorealis


  • As a UK journalist, and Master of Wine, I discuss, criticise and recommend not ... advice “If you like Sauvignon Blanc, why not try Rueda”. In their Wine Shop they offer three Pinots Grigio, one Fiano and one Pecorino.  Morrisons has Vidal Icewine at £33 per half bottle, which just wouldn’t have a chance in their budget-conscious stores. But t... Read More

    From the article A Salute to Wine in the United Kingdom


  • Getting back your roots is a matter of blending, according to a story this past ... ... pinot gris, semillon and sauvignon blanc” and is wild-fermented in oak and a “large, amphora-like ceramic egg.” While the blend may sound like the stuff of grade-school sugar mongers making suicides from the soda fountain a Burger King, it actually tastes qu... Read More

    From the article Going Old-School: Some Australian Winemakers Embrace "Field Blend"


  • Wine geeks are sometimes told to lighten-up. Wine is “just a ... ... a ... Assyrtiko rather than Sauvignon Blanc with crudo, I agree. However, I suggest you don’t tell a Georgian to chill about wine. In this dramatically rugged Caucasus Mountains country, wine is holy. And not just the communion wine.   Wine is part of the Georgians’ sacred t... Read More

    From the article A Reverence for Georgia Wines


  • Thanks, DVogler,Our store has seen some good stuff come from Australia and New ... especially some wonderful Sauvignon Blanc. Spanish wines, not as much.  People here are unfamiliar with Spanish wines, so it's an education process, and that's always fun. (Did you read the sarcasm in that last statement?)Thanks for responding to my "hello!&quo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • As a liquor store manager, I'm always looking for the next trend and what's popular with wine fans.  Personally, I like to expand my tastes to see what's out there besides what's trending.  Looks like Snooth will help me with both, so I'm looking forward to checking out mentors and "snoothfriends!"Cheers!Sam Jones, jonesvoice. Read More

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  • Marlborough winemakers played the part of host and helper this week as the ... ... the ... wine, particularly sauvignon blanc, is known around the world,” Marlborough May Alistair Sowman told the paper. “People know about our wine even if they aren't sure exactly where (we are). It's a key ambassador for the region, and a drawcard for many of... Read More

    From the article Kiwi Wineries Offer Chinese Visitors Tips on Wine Tourism


  • Church & State Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    This wine has a nose of gooseberry and lemon - not unlike some Entre-Deux-Mers offerings. However, it has more of the very off dry viscosity of a high-end Soave (from Pieropan, say) on the palate with similar lemon-oil flavours. Still, a very pleasant draught and cleanly made - if a bit eccentric. 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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


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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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