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Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2017

SKU 859369001322


Intrigued with making a white wine for Quintessa, Agustin Huneeus planted a small plot of Sauvignon Blanc at Quintessa estate in 2002. Intended for family and friends, this passion project soon appealed to guests of Quintessa and top sommeliers in the country. Today, this limited production wine is one of Napa Valley's most sought after white wines.
Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Illumination
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • js94

James SucklingThis is fresh yet dense with layers of beautiful fruit that deliver gorgeous sliced lemons and green apples. Medium to full body. Nice phenolic tension that gives it a creamy texture. Drink now.

  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Illumination comes from the cooler Coombsville and Bennet Valley AVAs, with a bit from the Quintessa estate. Made up of 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Musqué clone and 7% Sémillon, it springs from the glass with vibrant lemon curd, white peaches, orange blossom and lime leaves scents with hints of wild thyme, chalk dust and yuzu zest. Medium-bodied and wonderfully elegant, it delivers vivacious citrus and gentle herbs layers with a racy backbone and long mineral-laced finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2018
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Wine EnthusiastWell integrated with a subtle fist of power, this wine is fleshy and fruit forward in apple and lime with a stony mineral edge. A twinge of fresh grapefruit flavor brightens the glass and adds to the overall complexity.

Virginie Boone, December 2018