Quintessa

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

9.227 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Winemaker Rebecca Wineburg has crafted a stunning blend of 44% Sauvignon Musque and 47% Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Semillon. The resultant wine is one of the most compelling Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley which I have tasted in the past year and follows the exceedingly long line of great Illumination bottlings. This has a simply luxurious texture and mouthfeel that yeilds tropical fruit flavors which connect with a wonderful tension. This gorgeous wine will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2026- 94

Winemaker Rebecca Wineburg has crafted a stunning blend of 44% Sauvignon Musque and 47% Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Semillon. The resultant wine is one of the most compelling Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley which I have tasted in the past year and follows the exceedingly long line of great Illumination bottlings. This has a simply luxurious texture and mouthfeel that yeilds tropical fruit flavors which connect with a wonderful tension. This gorgeous wine will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2026- 94

Feb 19th, 2019
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
Ryan Vento

Lovely SB with charged notes of candied pineapple, lime & lemon zest, and lemon grass ✨

Lovely SB with charged notes of candied pineapple, lime & lemon zest, and lemon grass ✨

Oct 18th, 2020
Sarah Smith

Amazing. Central wine. Perfect Sauv Blanc.

Amazing. Central wine. Perfect Sauv Blanc.

Jan 1st, 2020
Martin Sher

Remember this being atypical - not the zingy Cab Sauv always gives you.

Remember this being atypical - not the zingy Cab Sauv always gives you.

Jun 30th, 2019
Julie Grogan

Bright and pithy American sauv blanc. Smells dominately of grapefruit and pomello with some notes of passion fruit. Light, citrus-y and pepper-y with crisp green herb like tarragon.

Bright and pithy American sauv blanc. Smells dominately of grapefruit and pomello with some notes of passion fruit. Light, citrus-y and pepper-y with crisp green herb like tarragon.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Neal Ferry

Very Very Good

Very Very Good

Mar 29th, 2019
Elizabeth Criner

Perfect with our Thanksgiving dinner.

Perfect with our Thanksgiving dinner.

Dec 5th, 2018
Canon Thomas

Supplier said this was a Sauv blanc / semillon / Muscadet blend....

Supplier said this was a Sauv blanc / semillon / Muscadet blend....

Nov 2nd, 2018