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Illumination by Quintessa Sauvignon Blanc Napa/Sonoma 2016

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Illumination by Quintessa Sauvignon Blanc Napa/Sonoma 2016

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Last Year's Vintage (2015)
Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
($55) Sublime texture imprints this delightful, serious wine, floral in gardenia aromas and orange blossom. A bright, lengthy acidity supports mouthwatering flavors of Meyer lemon, tangerine and wild Tahitian vanilla, combining effortlessly on the palate to wow and refresh.

Tasting Notes
The 2016 Illumination is alive with aromatic complexity, beautiful texture and bright flavors. The fruit aromas of white peach, kiwi and guava interplay with fresh herbs, pink grapefruit, and beeswax honey create an intricate bouquet. On the palate the wine dances with stonefruit, lemon zest a touch of minerality, followed by a fresh, flavorful finish.

Food Pairings
When making Illumination our ultimate goal is to produce a white wine of true character.  We approach Illumination with the same care and attention as with Quintessa, with the aim of capturing the best qualities of our grapes and to crafting a wine of harmony and balance.” Winemaker Rebekah Wineburg goes on to say, “The 2016 Illumination is alive with aromatic complexity, beautiful texture and bright fruit flavors. This is an incredible vintage and the perfect summer wine that pairs with a variety of appetizers and seafood.

About Illumination
What started as a passion project for the Huneeus family, this limited bottling is one of Napa Valley's most sought-after Sauvignon Blancs. When making Illumination our ultimate goal is to produce a white wine of true character. We approach Illumination with the same care and attention as with Quintessa, with the aim of capturing the best qualities of our grapes and to craft a wine of harmony and balance. The 2016 Illumination is alive with aromatic complexity, beautiful texture and bright fruit flavors. This is an incredible vintage and the perfect summer wine that pairs with a variety of appetizers and seafood.

Vineyards
Two plots of Sauvignon Blanc are planted on the Quintessa estate in areas with cooler temperatures, allowing the grapes to thrive and produce wines of aromatic richness. Partnerships with growers in Southern Napa Valley and in Sonoma County allow us to blend in cooler climates and hillsides to ensure depth, intensity, fruit definition and minerality. Our hillside and bench land vineyards are tucked away in some of the coldest corners of Napa and Sonoma Counties. These extreme sites tend to be naturally low yielding, creating berries that are layered with tropical fruit, floral and fresh herb notes while maintaining balanced minerality.

The Vintage
The 2016 growing season started with a warmer than average winter and an early spring resulting in an early bud break and bloom. Late spring and summer however were cooler than usual. The cooler weather was exceptional for Sauvignon Blanc, creating great flavors and crisp acidity.

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