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Illumination' By Quintessa Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Winemaker's Notes:

"The white wine, the 2015 Illumination, is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with the Musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc heavily represented, giving it an exotic tropical fruit character and more of the texture of Chardonnay than most wines made from these varietals. Its intoxicating aroma of honeysuckle, tangerine and mango along with some caramelized grapefruit and citrus oil is just delectable. It is fresh, lively, dry and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. Drink it over the next several years." -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate *(90 Points)*

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Winery: Illumination  
Color: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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Illumination:
Desirous of a white wine from Quintessa that he could enjoy at home with friends and family, Agustin Huneeus planted a half acre of Sauvignon Blanc at the Quintessa estate in 2002. This small plot of vines lives in the alluvial soils on the northwestern corner of the estate near the river where airflow and cooler temperatures encourage the grapes to thrive. We searched for more grapes from near... Read more
Desirous of a white wine from Quintessa that he could enjoy at home with friends and family, Agustin Huneeus planted a half acre of Sauvignon Blanc at the Quintessa estate in 2002. This small plot of vines lives in the alluvial soils on the northwestern corner of the estate near the river where airflow and cooler temperatures encourage the grapes to thrive. We searched for more grapes from nearby vineyards seeking only those whose grapes showcase the flinty, mineral notes and bright character. Agustin shares this limited production wine with kindred spirits seeking illumination via wines that express their place of origin. Read less

"The white wine, the 2015 Illumination, is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with the Musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc heavily represented, giving it an exotic tropical fruit character and more of the texture of Chardonnay than most wines made from these varietals. Its intoxicating aroma of honeysuckle, tangerine and mango along with some caramelized grapefruit and citrus oil is just delectable. It is fresh, lively, dry and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. Drink it over the next several years." -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate *(90 Points)*

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