Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2017

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Illumination
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D9231
In stock
Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1

The 2019 Illumination is expressive and alive with complex aromas, bright flavors, and beautiful texture. On the nose, notes of grapefruit, kumquat, and guava are layered with floral notes of peach blossom, fresh herbs and hay, creating an immediate sensation of freshness. On the palate, the wine continues with flavors of stone fruit, lemon zest, and a distinctive creamy yet mineral texture. This wine is precise and bright, with a fresh and flavorful finish.

- Winemaker Note

94 pts James Suckling

This is fresh yet dense with layers of beautiful fruit that deliver gorgeous sliced lemons and green apples. Medium to full body. Nice phenolic tension that gives it a creamy texture. Drink now.

91 pts Wine Advocate

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Illumination comes from the cooler Coombsville and Bennet Valley AVAs, with a bit from the Quintessa estate. Made up of 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Musqué clone and 7% Sémillon, it springs from the glass with vibrant lemon curd, white peaches, orange blossom and lime leaves scents with hints of wild thyme, chalk dust and yuzu zest. Medium-bodied and wonderfully elegant, it delivers vivacious citrus and gentle herbs layers with a racy backbone and long mineral-laced finish.

Wine Spectator

Lemon meringue pie, apricot and ripe melon flavors are rich, spicy and toasty, with a crisp edge of acidity and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.