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About the Wine: Created with the same philosophy and precision as Quintessa, Illumination shares equal complexity and stands as a worthy partner to our estate blend. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus saw the potential of Sauvignon Blanc to be transparent to its 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. The 2022 vintage illustrated our vineyard’s strength and adaptability. Ten inches of rain in winter’s dormant season gave the vines respite and provided a strong start to the growing season. A late, cool spring slowed growth, allowing the vines to refocus their energy on developing clusters. An ideal start to summer produced depth of flavor and texture while a warm end to the season sped up ripening. The combination of warm days, cool nights, and foggy mornings delivered fresh fruit character, perfect acidity and brightness.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Fresh, vibrant and floral with succulent citrus notes, the 2022 Illumination offers textured weight with juicy yellow apple, wax melon and citrus blossom notes. The palate surprises and delights with a fresh and lively mouthfeel that offers energetic acidity with even ripeness. This white blend will remain elegant for years to come.
Varietal: 50% Sauvignon Blanc Musque, 33% Sauvignon Blanc and 17% Semillon.