“S” grape entries

Sauvignon Blanc

One of the classic Vinifera grapes, the Sauvignon Blanc has enjoyed success in many corners of the winegrowing world, mostly in cooler climates. Though susceptible to mildew and rot, Sauvignon Blanc is a vigorous varietal whose wines have become synonymous with "light and crisp." From its origins in the Bordeaux region of France, Sauvignon Blanc has gained fame for producing wines that are high in acidity, citrus fruits, minerals, herbs and a grassy character that can be pleasant when yields are low and downright ammonia-esque when the grapes are not fully ripe. Common are aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lime zest, slate, fresh grass, straw or even a certain smoky character when the wine hails from the Loire valley's Pouilly-Fumé. Most versions are best consumed young and fresh. Sauvignon Blanc also takes well to Botrytis (as in the world-famous wines of Sauternes) and produces sweet wines of considerable depth, character and aging potential. Rosés made from the Sauvignon Gris (so named for the color of its skin though it is genetically the same) can also be quite nice.

Originally from Bordeaux where it is often blended with Sémillon in both dry and Botrytised versions, Sauvignon Blanc can also be found through much of the rest of France. Especially fine examples are made in the Loire valley (Tourraine, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé) as well as in Chablis (Sauvignon de St.-Bris) and in the southern areas of Languedoc and Rousillon. It can be found across the border in northern Italy (Friuli) and Austria where it is known as Muskat-Silvaner. Though Sauvignon Blanc may also be found in Australia, South Africa and South America, it is in California and New Zealand that it has found some of its greatest success. In the 1960s Robert Mondavi cleverly renamed the grape Fumé Blanc and a revolution was born. Today Sauvignon Blanc grows throughout California with fine examples that range from dry and light to more full, oak-aged examples that border on Chardonnay-like richness. Sauvignon Blanc has put the New Zealand wine industry on the globe as the bright fruits, gooseberries, and insanely high acidity levels found within these wines have become quite popular.

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Wines (92)

Pierro Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River NV Margaret River White
Azienda Agricola di Peter Dipoli Alto Adige Voglar 2007 Alto Adige Red
Domaine Daulny Sancerre 2009 Sancerre White
SURUS Patagonia Select Río Negro White
JACARANDA Bianco Sicily White
Kunde Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane 2009 Sonoma Valley White
Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2009 Sonoma County White
Merlin-Cherrier Sancerre 2008 Sancerre White
Lava Cap Winery Sauvignon Blanc, California, from Lava Cap Vineyards 2008 California Red
Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc California 2009 California White
Domaine de Pajot Côtes de Gascogne 2008 Côtes de Gascogne White
Mulderbosch Stellenbosch 2007 Stellenbosch White
Ch. Reynon Vielles Vignes White 2006 Languedoc White
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2006 Napa Valley White
Winexpert Vintner's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc California White
Chartron La Fleur Bordeaux Blanc 2006 Bordeaux White
Jean-Marc Brocard Sauvignon de Saint-Bris 2007 Saint-Bris White
Orin Swift Veladora Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard 2007 Napa Valley White
Domaine de Congy Pouilly-Fume Cuvee les Galfins Pouilly-Fumé White
Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Three Ranches 2005 Napa Valley White
Casa julia Maipo 2006 Maipo White
Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley Cuvée Au Naturel 2005 Santa Ynez Valley White
Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley Cuvée Nicolas 2006 Santa Ynez Valley White
Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley 2006 Santa Ynez Valley White
Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley Early Release 2006 Santa Ynez Valley White
Pillar Box Padthaway 2006 Padthaway White
Viña Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Colchagua Valley White
Kim Crawford Marlborough 2006 Marlborough White
Villiard Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc Expression Reserve 2006 Casablanca Valley White
Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006 Marlborough White
Kim Crawford Wines Marlborough 2006 Marlborough White
Le G de Château Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2006 Bordeaux White
Zahlman Z Columbia Valley White 2006 Columbia Valley White
Bogle Sauvignon Blanc 2005 California White
Château d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Cru Supérieur 1999 Sauternes Dessert
Pillar Box White Padthaway 2006 Padthaway White
Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly 2004 Pouilly-Fumé White
D'Arenberg The Stump Jump White McLaren Vale 2005 McLaren Vale White
Mud House Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2005 Marlborough White
Handley Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2003 Dry Creek Valley White
Huntington Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Sonoma County White
Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Marlborough White
Houghton Western Australia Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Western Australia White
Foradori Myrto IGT 2003 Trentino White
Woodward Canyon Charbonneau White Walla Walla County 2002 Walla Walla Valley White
Grgich Hills Napa Valley Fumé Blanc 2004 Calistoga White
Konrad Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2004 Marlborough White
Seifried Sauvignon Blanc Nelson 2004 Nelson White
Huntington Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Sonoma County White
Domaine Fournier Sancerre Vieilles Vignes 2002 Sancerre White
Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley 2004 Santa Ynez Valley White
Château Souverain Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley 2003 Alexander Valley White
Covey Run Sauvignon Blanc Washington 2003 Washington White
Beringer Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2002 Napa Valley White
Raymond Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Napa Valley 2001 Napa Valley White
D'Arenberg The Stump Jump White McLaren Vale 2003 McLaren Vale White
Beringer Founder's Estate Sauvignon Blanc California 2003 California White
Peter Franus Sauvignon Blanc Carneros 2003 Los Carneros White
Morgan Sauvignon Blanc Monterey 2003 Monterey White
Brander Sauvignon Blanc au Naturel 2002 Santa Ynez Valley White
Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc California 2004 California White
Meridian Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Central Coast 2002 Central Coast White
Wildhurst Clear Lake Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Clear Lake White
Justin Sauvignon Blanc Edna Valley 2002 Edna Valley White
Morande Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley 2003 Casablanca Valley White
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Margaret River 2003 Margaret River White
St. Supéry Virtú White Meritage Napa Valley 2003 Napa Valley White
St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2003 Howell Mountain White
Gérard Boulay Sancerre 2002 Sancerre White
Alpha Domus Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Hawkes Bay White
Domaine Lucien Crochet Sancerre La Croix du Roy 2002 Sancerre White
Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2003 Napa Valley White
Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2004 Martinborough White
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin Marlborough 2004 Marlborough White
House of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2002 Marlborough White
Chateau de Sancerre Sancerre 2002 Sancerre White
Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2003 Marlborough White
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2003 Marlborough White
Kenwood Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2003 Sonoma County White
Château Margaux Pavillon Blanc 1999 Margaux White
Bodegas Salentein Finca el Portillo Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Valle de Uco White
Guenoc California Sauvignon Blanc 2002 California White
Château Graville-Lacoste Graves 2001 Graves White
Château Bonnet Entre Deux Mers 2002 Entre-Deux-Mers White
Antinori Conte della Vipera 2001 Orvieto White
Veramonte Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Casablanca Valley White
Heron Hill Eclipse White 2002 Finger Lakes White
Domaine de Saint Laurent de l'Abbaye Pouilly-Fumé 2001 Pouilly-Fumé White
La Tour Saint Martin Menetou-Salon Morogues 2001 Menetou-Salon White
Pascal Cotat Le Grande Côte Sancerre 2002 Sancerre White
Simi Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2002 Sonoma County White
Castello del Terriccio Con Vento 2003 Castellina Marittima White