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2020 Quintessa Sauvignon Blanc "Illumination"

Illumination 2020 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Quintessa

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Illumination"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 64% Sauvignon Blanc Musque, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, & 14% Semillon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa/Sonoma

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 94.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: August 1, 2022

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a fragrant yellow grapefruit and stone fruit bouquet with hints of gooseberry, tangerine, and thyme. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with nicely integrated acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, and creamy. The flavor profile is gentle yellow grapefruit and chamomile tea blend with notes of yellow peach and stony minerality. We also detected some hints of ginger and saline. The finish is dry, and its acidity and flavors are nicely prolonged. The Tasting Panel would pair this Sauvignon Blanc with king crab legs or a fisherman's stew with roasted garlic crostini. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2020 Illumination is a wine of bright flavors, aromatic expression, and compelling texture. Opening with notes of pink grapefruit, Meyer lemon, white peach and hints of guava and orange blossom with an herbal undertone, the aromas of the 2020 Illumination are notable for their incredible clarity and intensity. On the palate, the wine continues to express fresh stone fruits, bright citrus, mineral character all enveloped in a round and pleasurable mouthfeel.

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