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
    • Loire Valley Wine: Anjou Saumur Wines Sparkle (VIDEO)

      Loire Valley Wine Holds Court Less than two hours from Paris, France and about 200 miles long the Loire Valley is a massive winemaking region. The wines of France’s most diverse wine region are as different as they are delicious. In this video, our wine travels take us on an education adventure into the Loire Valley’s Anjou – Saumur regions.

      Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TVin Riesling- 10 readers -
    • Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood

      After 39 years of winemaking in Tow, Texas, owners Ed and Susan Auler have opened a second Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The property is a perfect fit for the Aulers who were looking to purchase land to build a green (energy saving) building in close proximity to Salt Lick Vineyard.

      Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
    • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

      Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure.

      Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Wine as a last-minute Christmas gift

    … brand and where to buy? Out of the maze my quick picks from 2014 are these. Market Basket supermarkets: About $10 Red wine: ChiLENSiS Colchagua Valley Chile 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, $8.99-$9.99, 89+ points White wines: Château SUAU Cadillac 2013 Bordeaux Blanc Sec, $11.99, 89 points Gionelli Prosecco, $11.99, 90 points Hannaford's Super…

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-manin Sauvignon Blanc Syrah- 4 readers -
  • 2013 Trivento “Decopas” Sauvignon Blanc ¿Decopas?...

    … 2013 Trivento “Decopas” Sauvignon Blanc ¿Decopas? That’s Buenos Aires slang for “By the glass?” an invitation to happy hour in Argentina - a sentiment I can get my triangle ears and curly tail behind! Grass, grapefruit, hint of green pepper, light stone, lemon, pear, and sea shells on the nose. Acidity more pronounced on the palate with lemon…

    Shiba Sommelierin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 30 – a great Cabernet Franc from South Africa

    Stellenbosch vineyard with Table Mountain in the distance. Cabernet Franc is a grape whose charms have seduced me more and more over the years. When I was younger I usually found it green, hard and dusty, but growers seem to really know how to manage this tricky grape nowadays to produce wines that are smooth, rich and ripe.

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 6 readers -
  • Holman Ranch Vineyards|Wine, Weddings and More

    … produce about 600 of these little bottles one year and only about 50 the next. The olive oil retails for $25 a bottle, and I would say it’s worth every penny. Holman Ranch 2011 Pinot Noir, Heather’s Hill, Carmel Valley This is a slightly austere wine. The nose and palate consist of bitter strawberry and red cherry with distinct earthy notes. I tasted…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Ordering Wine In Restaurants: A Survival Guide

    … a unique wine at a reasonable price. Other restaurants offer featured wines selected by the chef. Since they have ordered a large quantity of the wine they will offer it at a lower bottle or by the glass price. There is so much good wine out there these days, you can certainly find an enjoyable glass for a reasonable price. You can also find…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
  • Drew Walker – Sommelier

    … was at the Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, when I attended the Ontario wine gala Cuvée. As I was tasting Malivoire winery’s 1999 Moira’s Vineyard Chardonnay, it suddenly all clicked! I could taste the caramel apple, toasted oak, cinnamon, butter and I realized that I might enjoy this ‘wine tasting thing,’ I think I visited their booth…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • Spotlight on Quincy in the Loire Valley

    … Spotlight on Quincy in the Loire Valley "In the past, Quincy has been regarded as more rugged than Sancerre," said the presenter in today's presentation about this region of the Loire Valley. Perhaps it was true in the past, yet today's presentation of Sauvignon Blanc from eight different Quincy producers revealed the quality level is quite…

    Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story- 2 readers -
  • Poggioargentiera Vermentino 2013

    … taste food though, with the pear and peach element joined by a bit of lemon too. There’s also something nutty, kind of almond, kind of hazelnut, followed up by yet more citrus. I really enjoyed this wine from the south of Tuscany, so far south it’s almost on the way to Rome. The list price of £9 is probably about fair, but buy it as part of a mix…

    Golly's Wine Dropsin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
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