Illumination 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

95 points Wine Enthusiast: This is a blend of 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Sémillon. It was partially barrel-fermented and then aged on the lees. It is a very great example of its genre, one of the best in memory. Shows intricate layers of Meyer lemons, kefir limes and white peaches, offset by crisp acidity and minerals but softened with buttercream and buttered toast. A vibrant, immaculate wine, one of the Sauvignon Blanc stars of the vintage. (Mar 2010)

Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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External Reviews for Illumination

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/20/2010

This is a blend of 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Sémillon. It was partially barrel-fermented and then aged on the lees. It is a very great example of its genre, one of the best in memory. Shows intricate layers of Meyer lemons, kefir limes and white pea... Wine Enthusiast. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2008 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/09/2010

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2008 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



95 points Wine Enthusiast: This is a blend of 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Sémillon. It was partially barrel-fermented and then aged on the lees. It is a very great example of its genre, one of the best in memory. Shows intricate layers of Meyer lemons, kefir limes and white peaches, offset by crisp acidity and minerals but softened with buttercream and buttered toast. A vibrant, immaculate wine, one of the Sauvignon Blanc stars of the vintage. (Mar 2010)

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