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

  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- Sauvignon Blanc;  Sauterne, Merlot-Rhone- all to many single varietals to name. -Bolgheri- Merlot, Sangiovese Nero, Sangioveto, or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making?   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Single Varietal vs. Blends... by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • Has wine become too specific and difficult? Read More

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  • Writing is a cathartic exercise. The same can be said about tasting wine. ... ... (from an 1853 madeira), and sauvignon blanc’s worst possible side effect, the dreaded aroma of cat urine. But more than any of these, I get the strangest looks and questions from group tasting when I use geologic and mineral identifiers, such as limestone, clay, ... Read More

    From the article How to Write the Best Ever Wine Tasting Note


  • Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Fumé Blanc California 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2016

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    Classic SB aeromatics with lots of minerally acid. Tasty. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Blanc 2015

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    The 2015 edition of the Argadens Blanc has a rich, spicy star and passion fruit ... fruit nose with a hint of Sauvignon Blanc smoke and grass; on the palate, there is tropical fruit on a smooth, rainwater finish. Less depth than 2014, but perhaps easier drinking... excellent value. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • In many ways Greece is the ancient epicenter to modern society. Governmental ... you are fan of crisp, clean Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley in France, I have your wine right here. Savatiano is all about mineral flavors and citrus. Imagine eating a citrus salad by a rushing mountain stream, the flavors of wet rock and lemons, limes and o... Read More

    From the article The Real Scoop on Greek Wines


  • Rodney Strong Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Charlotte's Home Vineyard Sonoma County 2016

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    Grassy lemon and grapefruit aromas. Palate has good herbal lemon notes, fresh acidity and a bit of lime zest coming to the finish where there's some floral white blossom notes, green apple and a touch of vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Zinfandel lovers unite in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Eno-tourists are ... Vineyards Fig Tree Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2014Herbal lemon drop and butter cookie aromas with a tart citrus note and some tropical fruits. Focused and citrusy on the palate with bright flavors of sour straw candy, light melon and a hint of mango. Plea... Read More

    From the article It's not all about Zinfandel.


  • Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree Vineyard 2014

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    Herbal lemon drop and butter cookie aromas with a tart citrus note and some tropical fruits. Focused and citrusy on the palate with bright flavors of sour straw candy, light melon and a hint of mango. Pleasant and crisp with good fruit expression and a zesty spice throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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


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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


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