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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  • Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014


    Melon on the nose. Fruity in the palate with balancing acidity and a slightly bitter finish, Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Well, my last volunteer wine pouring at the Wine in the Water Park event for ... us, Sandra having the Manawa Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand while I had the Sancerre from Franc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Manifesto Sauvignon Blanc 2014


    Not much to it, drinkable summer wine if it is very cold. Not worth the price of $12 can do better for $8 Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Jonathan Maltus Labrie Blanc Sec 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste

  • Today we attended an afternoon performance of Carmen at The Kennedy Center in ... switched to the white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) though for the second glass (same one Olga had originally) and it was the better of the two choices.  Sandra had a sherry after the meal so she was feeling good.  It's nice to dine with friends as we all kno Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Today being Saturday we wanted to go out for a bit before relaxing in front of ... ...  I had a California Sauvignon Blanc while Sandra had the non-alcoholic carrot-type drink.  After that we headed over to Swirl & Sip (our new favorite wine shop) and did a tasting of their Pinot Noir wines.  We bought six of them, three of the Toschi Vineyard... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Marc Plouzeau Touraine Sauvignon 2014


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    Wine review by fourthfromleft

  • I have a confession to make publicly. I am a Yeast Wrangler. In every ... ... ... flavors of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc), alcohol tolerance of 16% or higher, or high polysaccharide production which adds to mouthfeel and tannin perception. If you have enjoyed a glass of wine from a larger producer chances are good that it was produced using s... Read More

    From the article Confessions of a Wine Yeast Wrangler

  • Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Delicious dry complexbody goes well with spicy asian food. Read More

    Wine review by gretch23

  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... summer, I gravitate towards Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, sparkling wines, and rosé, and stay away from heavy reds. As autumn approaches, I seek whites with more substance and add red wines back into my repertoire. To transition into fall, I have chosen the widely av... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20

  • 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 should an unfinished bottle be stored..

    Comment by 1280156McCants 1280156 McCants

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    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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