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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • California

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

  • New Zealand

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

  • Marlborough

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

Popular Wineries using Sauvignon Blanc

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Château Timberlay

    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Lamothe

    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

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Sauvignon Blanc on Snooth

  • Pradorey Reserva Cuvée Primium 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Great taste! Read More

    Wine review by Yzerman74


  • V V - I don't know who F-I-L is but I know where Reston VA is.  I used ... is cooking!  That RRV Sauvignon Blanc looks pretty good and my sister would have loved it.  She and her husband went back to Oregon last Friday so I'm back to a normal life now of feeding rescue cats and doing a bit of painting too (my closet in the master bathroom is in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • RBA, the DC area definitely has the places to eat - very jealous. F-I-L lives ... just arrived '12 Valdez Sauvignon Blanc, which is going down mighty nicel Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Valdez Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley U.V. El Diablo Vineyard 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Very similar to the 2011 but perhaps a bit more honey and a touch of caramel ... of the 2011 bottle:Fantastic sauvignon blanc from northern Russian River. More Sancerre than New Zealand or Australian. Not so much grapefruit but more lemon peel, green apple, subtle honey and great balanc Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • The status of South African wine in the USA is lamentable. Even in New York ... varieties like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and a smattering of other grapes. Though at least a portion of these wines often sees vinification in oak, they are nonetheless impressively aromatic. They are also broad on the palate with good weight,... Read More

    From the article Innovation Sweeping South Africa: Get Thirsty!


  • The Ojai Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Mcginley Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Fairly big melony/flowery nose. Quite crisp on the tongue. I can still get them melon and hints of lilac, but the dominant flavor is lemony tartness. This not a full-bodied Chardonnay that many crave. It is an easy-to-drink, refresher that can be enjoyed with or without accompanying solid food. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • It was a great year to be a winemaker in New Zealand. The country ... ... ... veraison to harvest for Sauvignon Blanc.  Rain hit the region hard in April. “The total April rainfall was 146 millimeters, nearly three times the long-term average,” the report stated. Despite the heavy rainfall, “a large part of the regional crop was safely harves... Read More

    From the article Kiwis Produce Record 2014 Harvest


  • St Supéry Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Serious grapefruit hit on the nose. Very refreshing, though, not terribly tart on the palate and tongue. There is a grapefruit flavor, but its more like the pulp more than the juice. Good summer sipping wine, but Im also looking forward to having this one with grilled Ahi Tuna, tonight. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Box wine, depending on who you ask, is either the future of wine or the ugly ... Viognier, Malvasia Bianca, Sauvignon Blanc,  and more -- which is a sure conversation starter in and of itself. Retailing for around $17 and clocking in at 13.5% alcohol, don't let the whimsical packaging lure you into thinking that there isn't a serious wine insi... Read More

    From the article Don't Belittle the Box Wine!


  • Who says you can't get a good bottle of wine under $15? A panel of ... ... wines, there were eight Sauvignon Blancs, five Viogniers, four Chardonnays and an additional quartet of Melon de Bourgogne.  Whites were also popular in the “hidden gems” category, a class of wines between £10 and £16. Sauvignon Blanc topped the list with six of the 40... Read More

    From the article Sopexa 2014 Tasting: Bargains Amid White Wines


  • 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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