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

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  • Sonoma County

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

  • Sancerre

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  • Napa

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

  • Chile

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

  • France

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

  • Marlborough

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

  • New Zealand

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

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    Our 25 acre biodynamically farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating eastfacing slope of...

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

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    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

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    Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking fa...

  • Joseph Carr

    Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and So...

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    Since 1984 and 17 years, the de facto estate wine of Livingston Moffett winery has been bottled ...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Have you visited Navarro, Al?  Peggy and I very much enjoy love the ... ... ... or Sonoma Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or, even, the lower-priced, dorkily-named Race Car White (which, apparently, has enough Chardonnay in it to be described as a varietal bottling).  I do have several Lewis Cabs stashed away getting a bit of dust on them.  While... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • I know it is, that's why I said 'more' in the 2nd paragraph. ... ... an aromatic variety akin to Sauvignon Blanc, and this allows the more minerally aromas to come through with a real force. The aromatics are dominated by suggestions of liquid stone, with bitter pear skin and slightly sweeter suggestions of pear fruit, interwoven with little n... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Domaine la Voltonnerie Sancerre 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Green apple and gentle citrus flavors wash over the nose and then the palate. Rich and full flavors of dark green like that turns to a lemon by finish. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Domaine la Voltonnerie Sancerre 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Peach, apricot and lemon flavors, with crisp tart acidity and a hint of cream. Nice. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Very bitter after taste Read More

    Wine review by eleftherios6790


  • I get the itch for those kinda wines Fox, but don't have the same low dollar discipline as you, nor do I care to. But I also drink a little less in quantity, by more than double (less than half) if factoring in our wives.Mark , that is correct...we were 2/2 with the 70's reds yesterday and 0/1 on an '82 Puligny Montrachet (forgot the producer na... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Robert, welcome to the Snooth Forum.  We look forward to learning about ... ... "Turnbull Oakville Sauvignon Blanc" into the search box and Snooth responded with a list of suggested wines.  Here is a screen shot of a portion of the response:I've added the black arrow pointing to the entry that best matches the wine I'm looking for.  Clicking ... Read More

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  • Hi, New to this site and wanting to learn more about the wines I've been drinking. One quick question.... if I can't find a particular wine in the database, is there a way I can add it? Thanks,Robert Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Serves: 4 Pairing: Anderra Sauvignon Blanc Serve with tortilla or plantain chips, and avocado slices.   INGREDIENTS: 1¼ pounds halibut or other firm white-fleshed fish, cut into small strips or dice¾ cup lime juice½ cup seeded and chopped tomato½ cup small-diced red onion3 tablespoons thinly sliced Serrano or jalapeño chiles¼ cup chopped cilantr... Read More

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  • 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..

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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


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

    Comment by 353945carmencatspaw 353945 carmencatspaw


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