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

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

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

  • Napa

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

  • Marlborough

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

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • Sancerre

      Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the ...

  • Sonoma County

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

  • South Africa

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

  • New Zealand

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

Popular Wineries using Sauvignon Blanc

  • Joseph Carr

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

  • Dumol Wine Company

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

  • Canyon Road Winery

    Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre...

  • Arrow Creek

    Arrow Creek wines capture the spirit of California – the freedom of open spaces, the rustic outdo...

  • Livingston Cellars

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

  • 3 Blind Moose

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

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Minky.  And congratulations on composing an ... ... is wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.  The nice thing about Sauvignon Blanc is that it is much less expensive than Chardonnay.  So, you can try more wines on any given budget.  In Atlanta, you should be about to find numerous very reasonably-priced exampl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi there!I'm very excited to learn about Snooth learning from all of you.  I have a real love for wine (and cheese!)- food in general.  Reds are my favorite- particularly Cabs, Cab Francs, Malbecs, Tempranillos....I've had to be very choosy when I drink them for a long while now because of migraines.In the summer I like whites.  I live in Atlant... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Clos des Lunes Bordeaux Blanc Lune d'Argent 2012

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    Astringent, low fruit, crisp finish. Read More

    Wine review by flyinggrapes


  • Beringer Vineyards Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Timothy James McNeely


  • Hermanos Lurton Verdejo Rueda 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Elroy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Casey Flat Ranch Open Range Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tres Bagos Sauvignon Blanc Branco 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Fine tense grassy nose. Rather tense in the mouth as well and very bright though with a hint of sweetness on entry, than distinctly grapefruity through the palate and the modest finish. Clean and easy enough to drink. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • In the coming weeks I’ll be writing up my experiences at ProWein 2014, ... ... de Feitoria Tres Bagos Sauvignon Blanc $NAFine tense grassy nose. Rather tense in the mouth as well and very bright though with a hint of sweetness on entry, than distinctly grapefruity through the palate and the modest finish. Clean and easy enough to drink. 83pts... Read More

    From the article Tasting Portuguese Gems


  • Ashfield Cellars California Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    a wonderful bright pleasant delight that flows smoothly over the palate encouraging one to want more of the same. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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


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

    Comment by 353945carmencatspaw 353945 carmencatspaw


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