Quintessa

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

9.1309 ratings
9.159 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
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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
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
Matt Trader, TWP

Bombshell Sauv from Melka, as expected! The style weirdly reminded me of Pouilly-Fumé, with a flinty minerality and green melon on the nose. The acidity was medium plus, exhibiting a complex bouquet of tropical fruits, lemon peel, coconut, and a bit of vanilla to the finish. Went extremely well with a edamame humus with spiced chips, in an Asian flair restaurant. Could use some more of this one in my life.

Bombshell Sauv from Melka, as expected! The style weirdly reminded me of Pouilly-Fumé, with a flinty minerality and green melon on the nose. The acidity was medium plus, exhibiting a complex bouquet of tropical fruits, lemon peel, coconut, and a bit of vanilla to the finish. Went extremely well with a edamame humus with spiced chips, in an Asian flair restaurant. Could use some more of this one in my life.

Dec 8th, 2016