ILLUMINATION Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The 2014 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc impresses from Quintessa and is one of most memorable Napa Sav Blancs that I have sampled in the past year. The wine is a blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué, 32% Sauvignon Blanc, and 16% Semillon that was released nearly a year ago. Today this wine is absolutely gorgeously rounded out, The wine begins with aromatics reminiscent of lemongrass, Meyer lemon, Bartlett pear, white peach and Pazzaz apple. There are dense flavors of Granny Smith apple, starfruit, Meyer lemon oil, peach pit and macadamia nut. Perfect for a warm summer day, the wine is balanced, intense and out of this world delicious right now. This is up there with the best in North America. (Best 2016-2026) - April, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: May, 2016
  • Producer:  Quintessa
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2026
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Importer: N/A

Quintessa Illumination

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