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.
“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.”
"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." – Wine Enthusiast, 93pts.
44% Sauvignon Blanc Musque, 47% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillion (58% Napa Valley Appellation and 42% Sonoma County Appellation)