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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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, PLCDude.  We hope you hang around a share ... site.  They do include Sauvignon Blanc among their current offerings.  Under "Contact Us" they have a form that you can fill out to send them an e-mail.  Why don't you just do that athttp://www.redwoodcreek.com/Contact-Us.phpand ask them?  If they send you a response ot... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I am a new member and the reason is to investigate a rumor I heard about ... Creek discontinuing their Sauvignon blan Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! by 2145926PLCdude 2145926 PLCdude


  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... ... 2016 Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (SRP $12.95), earned a score of 91 points at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards as a best value buy and for good reason. This Sauvignon Blanc, the result of a drought year, is intense, concentrated, and... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


  • DIEGO -  I've found that it seems as though sauvignon blanc has made big strides lately while altought inching up, chardonnay seems to have slowed it's progress,  What are your thoughts. Read More

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  • Just got back from Stone Tower Winery near Leesburg, Virginia to pick up our ...  Good times.  The Sauvignon Blanc was surprisingly good.  On the way home it was pouring rain.  Now we need to drive over to watch over the grand kids for a few hours until our daughter-in-law returns from a match in Maryland.  It will be a late night.&nbs Read More

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  • Jean Claude Dagueneau Saint Andelain Pouilly Fume 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Wine review by trohk


  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, Jamon, and assorted pickled/dried vegiesThe Charles Orban Blanc de Blanc was excellent according to the ladiesThe 2010 Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling was an excellent maturing Riesling from the Eden Valley in SA and showed that under screw cap we are not seeing the fl... Read More

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  • We did the French Wine Tasting party last night at our friends house in ... ... and even a white Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc).  Our red, a 2006 Chateau Gueyrosse Bordeaux was the second favorit Read More

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  • The future of New Zealand wine is strong – both through local sales and, ... ... strong, and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir can be included in this collection. There’s no question that New Zealand produces fine wines. An increasing number of examples from varieties other than Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are getting noticed by S... Read More

    From the article The Future of New Zealand Wine


  • 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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