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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  • Think Fox'll be posting something here later, but for the time being these were the wines that night. TNs and related comments to come later...1991 Schramsberg Late Disgorged Blanc de Noirs2013 Rhys Bearwallow Blanc de BlancsMcLaren Vale FianoSantorini Assyrtiko2010 Copain Kiser En Bas2010 Domaine Tortochot M-S-D2008 Wind Gap Nebbiolo Luna Matta... Read More

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  • Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes 2007


    The 2007 2nd Growth Doisy-Vedrines is mead-yellow in the glass, darkening slightly from when laid down 9 years ago. The nose is most inviting, with Seville orange marmalade, honey and tropical fruit such as papaya and mango. Entry is heavenly, with more marmalade-citrus, honey and raison. Finish is smooth, lusciously sweet and slightly nutty.... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • L'Ecole No. 41 Semillon 2012


    The 2012 Semillon (with 15% Sauvignon Blanc) from the esteemed L'Ecole No. 41 is quite a treat: the colour is lightly golden, and the nose an invigorating, spicy, nose-twitching, gooseberry. Entry is quite luscious and mature, with more white berry confit, musk and white pepper. Delicious. Much like Hunter Valley (NSW, Australia), only somewh... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Brown Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2002


    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website. ... ... Brown,consists of 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon and was aged in oak barrels for 9 months I started the bottle last night with my supper of smoked salmon and salad. The wine has a very deep amber colour and is definitely a dry wine. There is plenty of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Cheval Quancard Cuvee Hortense Prestige 2018


    You see: you do not have to pay an arm and a leg to drink good white Bordeaux; this wine proves the rule... a pale yellow in the glass with an electrifyingly spicy gooseberry nose. So far so good... and entry does not disappoint: smooth white fruit such as kiwi, lychee and gooseberry on the palate, with a clean finish. An excellent wine for th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Rahoul Blanc 2016


    The Chateau Rahoul Blanc 2016 is delicious; it presents as pale yellow in the glass, and the nose is of newly mown grass and (predominantly) lemon oil. The entry is spicy (ginger and pepper), with lemon and tropical fruit. A strong, peppery, lingering finish. Excellent value, and shows the genius of the Dourthe family. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Clos l'Abeilley Sauternes 2000


    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the ... of 75% ... ... of 75% semillon and 25% sauvignon blanc. and spent 18 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken salad.The wine is a dark and deep amber colour verging on brown.It is very sweet almost like honey or syrup with plenty of a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • You can't tell by looking at it that your favorite wine is about to betray ... this method with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and the trunk of an old oak tree, it took 42 firm taps before the cork began to squeeze out.Solution: White wineIf you tip a glass of Pinot Noir onto your blouse, couch, or carpet, dab the excess liquid, and then reach fo... Read More

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  • Expression de Saint-Mont Vignobles de Gascogne 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special ... is a little reminiscent of a sauvignon blanc. In short it had plenty of flavour and was a good match for my fi Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016


    Light and citrusy. Would buy again. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

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  • 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 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

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