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Illumination' By Quintessa Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Coming from 64% Napa County and 36% Sonoma County, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Illumination is scented of grapefruit, white peaches and elderflowers with just a hint of dried herbs and baking bread. Medium-bodied with great intensity, it delivers bags of refreshing citrus and stone fruit flavors with a good, long finish.Wine Advocate 91pts Oct. 2017

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

Coming from 64% Napa County and 36% Sonoma County, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Illumination is scented of grapefruit, white peaches and elderflowers with just a hint of dried herbs and baking bread. Medium-bodied with great intensity, it delivers bags of refreshing citrus and stone fruit flavors with a good, long finish.Wine Advocate 91pts Oct. 2017

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