Illumination by Quintessa
CREATED WITH THE SAME PHILOSOPHY AS QUINTESSA, Illumination presents the same complexity to stand as a worthy partner to our estate blend. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus saw the potential of Sauvignon Blanc to be transparent to terroir and planted a plot of the variety at Quintessa in 2002. Today, this limited production wine is one of Napa Valley’s most sought after white wines.
Notes from the Winemaker
THE 2018 ILLUMINATION is a complex, sophisticated and vibrant wine. Floral
aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine and white rose complement the notes of white peach,
Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit and kiwi. In the mouth, a beautiful tension and fine
acidity provides brightness to its creamy texture and flavors of juicy mandarin, guava
and wet stones. A blend of Sauvignon Musque, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this
wine is exceptionally well balanced in intensity with a distinctive creamy, yet mineral
texture. Tension and minerality prevail through the long and elegant finish.