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

  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with Thanksgiving dinner. It's no wonder we spend so much time planning our drink menus. Turkey Day wines have been discussed on Snooth at length over the past ten years. Tastes have evolved to include more than just the mainstays. Traditions have been shattered, and most meal... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Boy, I leave guys unattended for a little while and you get all testy with each other. ;-)Re: Wild Boar - Wineries don’t sell grapes, vineyards do.  No wine label ever lists a winery name as a source of fruit. No AVA or vineyard source listed on the bottle because the target market would not be moved by such. They don’t grow good Pinot Noir in N... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • The golden wines of Bordeaux are a sweet force with which to be reckoned. While ... ... the blend, followed by Sauvignon Blanc, and just a dash of Muscadelle. It’s rare to see more than 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% of Muscadelle used in a blend. The thin-skinned Semillon grape is the perfect playground for Botrytis.The harvesting process is long... Read More

    From the article It's a New Era in Sweet Bordeaux


  • Chateau Cinc-Hilhs Cotes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire 2011

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £6 from a shop in London ... is a blend of four grapes,sauvignon blanc,sauvignon gris,semillon and muscadelle but I do not know in what proportions.I started my bottle last night with my fish and chip supper.It is a dry wine. There is some sour apple style fruit with a suggestion of grapefruit and apricot especi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • And yes, I tried the Sancerre with nachos.  That makes two glasses for double the pleasure.  It pairs well, I might add. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • Ok, I opened the Les Chailloux Sancerre bottle for lunch (charcuterie).  It is very good, even with salami.  I would recommend this bottle. Read More

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  • Afraid this is getting messy so will start some more focused threads of their ... ... on the cheap end for sauvignon blanc. You can still frequently find very pleasantly drinkable Entres-Deux-Mers, for example, at under $15. Had suggested the $30 rather than $20 limit specifically for pinot noir which, unfortunately, is in a special pricing c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • And even pinot noir, some that's fairly interesting. And a lot cheaper than Burgundy...Al, the Loire, and each of its grapes, deserves its/their own threads. I take it the effort to chase down any more cheap-but-good PN is kaput.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • Emark is right - it's a great source of decently-priced varieties. It's the home of SB and one of the only places that actually does it right IMHO. Also Chenin Blanc and it's a great source of sweet wines as well. But the reds are an acquired taste if you're not used to Gamay, Malbec, and Cab Franc that's lean and acidic. Read More

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  • I am easily manipulated into revising this thread, but I wasn't seeing much action regarding cheap Pinot Noir, so I moved on.  Perhaps after a week or so we can refocus on the Pinot's from a certain region....but I would like to see some more examples of the Sancerre region if possible. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • 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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