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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  • Beam me up, Walshy. William Shatner kicked off the second-season premiere ... Lede. A Sauvignon Blanc. Napa Valley. Shines brilliantly in the glass, aromas of lemon persimmon and white peaches,” Shatner said. “Floral notes of orange blossom and honeysuckle, tastes of lemon curd and honey citrus marmalade.” After hearing the official tasting not... Read More

    From the article Comedian, Captain Kirk: Shatner Hosts Walsh on Brown Bag Wine Tasting Premier


  • Peju Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Lemon, honeydew melon and sunflower aromas with a touch of cut grass. Classic Napa Sauvignon Blanc character in the mouth - warm and clean, and driven by citrus fruits - lemon and lime, with a good dose of peach and apricot with gruyere cheese. The finish is creamy and long with hints of lemon ice or lemon creme. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Le Petit Grand Bordeaux 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Part of a Lot 18 Quarterly Selection - Bright and cheery with loads of bracing acidity, grapefruit, honeydew and under-ripe melon and herbs. Long medium weight finish. Had it alone, but seems like it would be outstanding with food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Wine is not the first pairing that comes to mind when you’re talking about Brazilian cuisine. Coffee, fruit drinks, cachaça, and beer are all more traditional and have longer histories with the food. Portugal has a long history of wine production, but the first settlers in the 1500s found the northern regions near the equator too hot and too wet... Read More

    From the article Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine


  • Schug Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast 2014

    Snoothrank:

    This is less aromatic than other similar wines with floral notes of melon, butter and whole wheat flour. In the mouth it's also light bodied but flavorful, with melon and grapefruit, lemon and a bit of green apple. Though it finishes with a pop of acidity it mostly trends towards smooth and almost creamy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Flint & Steel Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Very light lemon and peach aromas with definite flinty notes that are the namesake of this wine. Flavors are fairly light, with notes of clay, peach and grapefruit. Strong acidity bites on the finish more than in the mouth as the fruit is well in balance. While it's pleasing there's some extra bit of fruit that's missing as the palate drops off ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Helena Bench Vineyard 2013

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    Grassy peach and marmalade aromas are light and feathery on the delicate nose of this wine. In the mouth, tart acidity matches perfectly with a mineral, saline touch of flint and candied orange peel with lemon notes and a lightly creamy finish of herb butter. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley 2013

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    Tropical banana and mango aromas flanked by peach and lemon notes and a pleasant minerality. Bursts with acidity on the attack, leading to some perceived sweetness but finishes tart and lemony with puckering acidity and a whisp of peach and apricot on the long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Imagery Estate Winery Wow Oui Pine Mountain Cloverdale Peak 2014

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    I cannot recall a wine as pale in color as this one. I almost looks like water. Big nose of flowers and fruit. Fruit flavors of mango, pineapple, melon, lemon. Once I get past the fruit explosion, this is a very light bodied wine. Nice refreshing acid. Very refreshing summer sipper. Im going to be having grilled tuna with a fruit salsa, t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I AM BACK!! And what an incredible experience it was... I must thank all of you ... not good (and sweet) and the Sauvignon Blanc was ok. The Cab Sauv was decent (but, then again, it had to be).- Napa Town: at my friends insistence, I had to go to a pub. I asked to try the Merlot and the Cab Sauv and the bartender was not happy. I think he poure... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Going to Napa and Sonoma -...


  • 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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