Quintessa

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

9.1314 ratings
9.161 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.1

Quintessentially it is SB from Quintessa - man was this on the mark - so good

Quintessentially it is SB from Quintessa - man was this on the mark - so good

Apr 22nd, 2018
Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Every part of me, and most everyone else in the room, called this New Zealand SB. Never had a SB with so much grass and jalapeño pepper on the nose. More grapefruit rind came in to play later and it had a typical SB finish with acidic/stone driven notes, but what a nose!

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Every part of me, and most everyone else in the room, called this New Zealand SB. Never had a SB with so much grass and jalapeño pepper on the nose. More grapefruit rind came in to play later and it had a typical SB finish with acidic/stone driven notes, but what a nose!

Apr 18th, 2018
Kyle Gabriel

Ohhhhh hellllloooooo

Ohhhhh hellllloooooo

Feb 4th, 2018
Jay Kline

Sublime. One of the best New World Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had.

Sublime. One of the best New World Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had.

Oct 24th, 2017
Aaron Means

Exotic, tropical, melon and gooseberry. Hints of cotton candy oak.

Exotic, tropical, melon and gooseberry. Hints of cotton candy oak.

Oct 4th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Multiple different fermentation vessels. Big and complex.

Multiple different fermentation vessels. Big and complex.

Jul 18th, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. Juicy, ripe, profound with great acidity. Hard to find a better Napa Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious.

2015 vintage. Juicy, ripe, profound with great acidity. Hard to find a better Napa Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious.

Jul 12th, 2017
Cameron Scott

2011. Lychee. Pink Grapefruit. Fresh cut grass. Lemon zest finish. Long finish. Wow.

2011. Lychee. Pink Grapefruit. Fresh cut grass. Lemon zest finish. Long finish. Wow.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2014
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

9.9

My favorite SB. So rich it's like a Chardonnay with light oak and an amazing deep tropical but soft fruit.

My favorite SB. So rich it's like a Chardonnay with light oak and an amazing deep tropical but soft fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJul 26th, 2013
Alexandre Calvi

#napa #sauvignonblanc ripe and juicy still rocking a nice acidity

#napa #sauvignonblanc ripe and juicy still rocking a nice acidity

Dec 16th, 2016