Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. Sauvignon blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington and California.
Posts about Sauvignon Blanc
    • Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas

      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 9 readers -
    • Marlborough to be 'fully planted in 5 to 10 years', says NZ wine chief

      Higher consumer demand for New Zealand wines has continued to put pressure on land space and some producers believe Marlborough will be fully planted in as little as five years. Yealands Estate in Marlborough Winemakers and grape growers are running out of space in Marlborough, famous for Sauvignon Blanc and which constitutes around three quarters of New Zealand’s wine production.

      Decanterin Sauvignon Blanc- 11 readers -
  • A Must for Savvy Fans

    … In case you have not been reading, Chile is the new star in Sauvignon Blanc. Producing wines that bridge the austerity of the original Sancerre, and the herbaceous/fruity quality of the Kiwi edition. While under-cutting both by a good $5. This organic wine from Torres could not be more exuberant – tingles the palate with lots of ‘lets get started’. Amazingly close to a dry martini. Nuff said. MIGUEL TORRES 14 Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Las Mules’, Chile 272609 $12.95 (organic) …

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Joy's JOY of Wine

    … from the same country and see what develops. 5) Sherries are another dessert wine that can make your stogie more flavorful. Again, it’s all about matching flavors, and having patience. If at first you don’t succeed … grab another vino and try again. 6) Sparkling wines and cigars can make an amazing pairing; sparkles enhances the smoky…

    Joy Neighbors/ Joy's JOY of Wine- 4 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine events & Tastings: January 21-24, 2015

    … – 7:30 PM. Wednesday Wine Tasting. Come out with friends, have fun, taste good juice! $15 per person. Zinful Wine Bar, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville, 5:30 – 8 PM. Wednesday Wine Tasting. Thursday, January 22 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Our Famous Closeouts – Round One: 1. 2012 St. Supery – Sauvignon Blanc – Napa…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 6 readers -
  • Pennsylvania Wine Society Excellence Results 2014 (PA)

    … was conducted blind using a 20 point scale and the scoring for the top wines was incredibly close which was reflected in the overall quality of the wines. The top 10 wines as presented and tasted: Paradocx Vineyard 2013 Pinot Blanc Conneaut Cellars 2013 Gewürztraminer Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Vidal Blanc The Vineyard at Grandview…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 5 readers -
  • Smoked Chicken Verde Soup

    … limes Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, fresh cilantro, crushed tortilla chips Instructions In a food processor, mince up the jalapeños, onion, and garlic. Bring a large pot to medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil, then add the minced jalapeño, onion, and garlic. Let it cook 2-3 minutes to heat up and start…

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  • I've been drinking a box wine for a month!

    … is about Château Tassin. The box is still in my fridge, and last night I got into it again, 27 days after opening. It wasn't quite as complex as before; I didn't notice the Semillon notes as much. But it was still fresh and delicious. My wife, given the choice of that or a just-opened bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, chose the boxed white. She no longer resents its refrigerator space. The box seems pricey at $36, but that's the equivalent of four $9 bottles, so it's actually quite cheap. Order one here. …

    W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Reportin Sauvignon Blanc- 10 readers -
  • LCBO Wine Picks: Spain + Chile + Argentina

    … André Aubert. Also a blend is a red wine from Tenuta Rocca - an unspecified (and not very common) blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. In white wines, there are 2 very good values under $14 - the extra-dry Garganega from Veneto and the dry (slightly sweet) Weissburgunder (a.k.a. Pinot Blanc) from Germany. If you want to try an Old…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 6 readers -
  • Charleston: A Place for Food, Wine and Getting Carded

    I recently went on a girl’s trip to Charleston, SC, a Southern city that I had not visited in probably 30 years. It was all about good wine, great food and girlfriends. One thing I noticed during our stay there is that the dining scene – especially established restaurants with well thought through food and wine programs – innately seemed to do the right thing when it comes to consumers.

    Dallas Wine Chick- 4 readers -
  • Chalk Hills Estate Vineyards & Winery

    …, equestrian pavilion, sports fields, fishing and swimming ponds and a wilderness area. The winery makes limited quantities of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Red, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Semillon as well as several small lot wines. VITICULTURE: From dramatic hillsides to vineyard gardens, from dry creek beds to forests of native oak, the most…

    WineStylesin Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Holman Ranch Carmel Valley

    … specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Other varieties made include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé of Pinot Noir wine. All wines are estate grown. The winery was recently built on the premises and tours and tastings can be arranged. Holman Ranch also has a conveniently located tasting room in the White Oak Plaza on Carmel Valley Road…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
  • Birthday Surprises! Mastro Scheidt: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauv

    …/bar, I discovered that the guest chef was also winemaker for Mastro Scheidt. So after a quick taste, I switched from the Cote d’Rhone I was going to order to purchase both his sauvignon blanc with 15% semillon and his cabernet sauvignon with 15% cabernet franc. Both the red and the white won me over immediately–and pleased the adults in my birthday…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator- 6 readers -
  • Wines of the Week: Wines of Hourglass Estate

    … in these wines, too, that makes them feel dark, almost brooding, deeply complex, and a little bit bitter. Bitter? Stay with me. Bitter gets a bum rap. We use bitter to describe defeat, envy, a scourge, the end. We don’t like bitter foods. Or so we think. Your first taste of the day may have been bitter, snapping you to attention in your mug of coffee…

    Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Tablein Cabernet Sauvignon- 9 readers -
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