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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  • Kato Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Pours a beautiful yellowish color, with green and light golden hues....excellent clarity and just very slight carbonation...aromas of sweet citrus...think mandarin orange, grapefruit, and honeydew melon. The flavors follow suit, albeit with much more tart mineral/citrus notes, tropical, and with a long finish. Mouthfeel is light, becoming medi... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • A couple of Argentinian wines that were donated by Super ! Foods (That usually ... ... like to know why.)A Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec from Alma Mora.  Both are from the 2016 vintage so we'll se Read More

    Forum post in the topic 10th Annual 2017 Northwoods...


  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • Flora Springs Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Spiced white pepper notes and hints of pineapple and grapefruit on the nose. Fresh lemongrass and tart grapefruit flavors in the mouth with a boisterous acidity and a finish of light cream and fresh green melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. ... on well-known varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This collection of Villa Maria wines demonstrates why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are canon, but also shows the wide range and depth that is possible from others varietals.Villa Maria Bubb... Read More

    From the article What it means to be a wine icon.


  • Sattlerhof Gamlitzer Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Villa Maria Marlborough Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    For a wine lover, there is nothing like lining up a group of wines from one ... one ... Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Beautiful yellow daybright color with fun and festive fizziness! An enjoyable, refreshing light sparkler with aromas and flavors of passionfruit, citrus, fresh lime, and herb. A definite pairing for appetizers, seafood, m... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Yes, it was interesting.  We learned a bit about the north islands and the ... ... we bought that sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (Cottesbrook winery); it was quite tasty and I would buy it again.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virtual Wine Tasting on 27...


  • I'm listening in to the virtual tasting right now; Sandra was with me for ... this Cottesbrook sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is quite good.  I will definitely try a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc again, hopefully one from the Villa Maria winer Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virtual Wine Tasting on 27...


  • 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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