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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  • Joannemerc - Just to get you pointed in the right direction, here's a ... ... fettuccine alfredo with a Sauvignon Blanc.There's no set in stone guidelines to all this stuff because ultimately it's a matter of taste and preference, but if you were to order a nice steak with a riesling you might get a strange look from the waiter.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic No clue about Wine Terminology


  • I have been trying to find info on wine terminology. Im lost everytime I visit the wine section and read the reviews as I dont know what they mean.  Please help. I enjoy red and whites that are not very sweet and not dry and that I can drink 3 sips at once without  having to pucker. Not as sweet as Beringers white zifandel  and not as dry as Mir... Read More

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  • "ginger soy braised beef with crispy rock shrimp tempura(think Nobu style) ... it but even something like a Sauvignon Blanc. Or maybe Verdejo."chocolate cremeux with passion fruit sorbet, raspberry coulis and raspberries."That sounds just excellent. Coffee is my suggestion. But for wine, the only wines that really work with chocolate are oxidiz... Read More

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  • Hi All!  I could really use some advice.  My husband and I run a restaurant and we are having a 4-course Valentines dinner and I'm looking to pair each course with wine.  Affordable wines...lol!  The courses I need help with are: ginger soy braised beef with crispy rock shrimp tempura(think Nobu style) with cauliflower puree carrots and snap pea... Read More

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  • Where you drink wine can be important. An overheated or too noisy room or city ... Colchagua Valley. Akin to sauvignon blanc, this sauvignon gris displayed an elegance not usually displayed by the more popular grape. It pulled off the trick of being creamy and lime-y at the same moment. Like the sound of a yodel between glacier and mountain, t... Read More

    From the article Wine Where the World Began


  • You may not always be in the mood for wine talk, especially after a long, ... ... wine, such as New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. (Look for a wine with an herbal flavor, stony minerality, plus cayenne and gooseberry notes.)Fresh grated nutmegLemon zest Combine all dry ingredients and pour into white wine. Steep in a bain marie (or a double boiler) ... Read More

    From the article Why You Should Still Drink Wine in Drynuary


  • Esser Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by scatey


  • Nothing works up the senses like a little wine and a Lothario. Earlier ... ... “Fresh thanks to Sauvignon Blanc and pleasantly floral courtesy of Gewürztraminer, but it, like the red, had a clinical mass-produced quality to it.” Crown Group Hospitality Corporate Wine Director Jess Levine wasn't so diplomatic in her answer.  She noted the Fift... Read More

    From the article Oenophiles Taste 50 Shades Wine


  • Nature turned up the thermostat in New Zealand this past summer but the ... ... ... the quality of her 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, “but she was encouraged by the warmer conditions for her Rapaura Road, Wairau Valley operation outside Blenheim,” NZ Farmer reported. Hunter pointed out that temperatures were cooler leading up to Christmas, a good sign... Read More

    From the article Marlborough Grapes to Summer Heat: Thank You Sir, May I Have Another


  • D'Yvon Mau Sauvignon Blanc 2006

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    Decent. Dry. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • 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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