Quintessa Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$46.99

rare white from Quintessa                             New rare white from Quintessa! 93 Points Wine Enthusiast: "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." Intrigued with making a white wine from Quintessa, Agustin Huneeus planted a small plot of Sauvignon Blanc at the estate in 2002.  Illumination first  emanated from this vineyard, its rays penetrating the palates of sommeliers, friends and guests who requested it for their own cellars. He now shares this limited production wine with kindred spirits seeking illumination via wines that express their place of origin. "Illumination is "America's finest Sauvignon Blanc", Robert Whitley

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

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

9.1

Kyle Gabriel Delectable Pro

Ohhhhh hellllloooooo

Ohhhhh hellllloooooo

9.1

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 ✨

9.1

Sarah Smith

Amazing. Central wine. Perfect Sauv Blanc.

Amazing. Central wine. Perfect Sauv Blanc.

9.9

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.

9.2

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.

8.7

Neal Ferry

Very Very Good

Very Very Good

9.1

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

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

9.4

Elizabeth Criner

Perfect with our Thanksgiving dinner.

Perfect with our Thanksgiving dinner.

9.3

Canon Thomas

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

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

9.4

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