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

  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

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    Loads of grapefruit and lemongrass with petrol, melon, minerality and acidity give a fruity, juicy finish. Satisfying - drink now - 86 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Les Confidentiels du Château Petit Boyer Mary 2007

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    Exceptional well aroma, like a cooked shrimp dishes, delicious on the palate. ... palate. Not like any other Sauvignon Blanc that gaudy. Fantastic for the pric Read More

    Wine review by MBCareU


  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rafael Javega


  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by Silvia Exitalia


  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of ... ... of ... Dragon's Tear - Sauvignon Blanc &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    Fresh and inviting fruit aromas of tropical mango and melon, peach and pink lady apples on the nose. Citrus fruit on the palate with lime and grapefruit notes playing against pineapple and a juicy refreshing acidity. Finishes with a touch of herb and oak with a creamy texture. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... ... will also win the palates of Sauvignon Blanc drinkers because it's doesn't not have that greenness to it, it's got more fruit.”Here are some Verdejos from Rueda and Tempranillos from Ribera del Duero to explore:2016 Bodegas Viore Verdejo Rueda ($15): Pale gold with... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Hi All, newbie here. First post on Snooth. I've loved reading your posts so ... ... Spinyback Waimea Estates Sauvignon Blanc" two ways; Tomato & Bocconcini Caprese salad and two variations of asparagus, prosciutto, goat's cheese, puffed pastry tarts.Feasting on this seasonal veggie was Delish!!Cheers Cora :-)&nbs Read More

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  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... this time the 2015 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, while I had a glass of the 2013 Stag's Leap "Hands of Time" Cabernet Sauvignon.  Very tasty meal, although I thought there was a touch too much salt on the meat.All the wines were very nice.  I've become very fond of havin... Read More

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  • Tamaya 'Estate' Limari Valley Chile Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    a very decent Saub-blanc that proved to be nicely done. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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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