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2021 Quintessa Sauvignon Blanc "Illumination"

Quintessa 2021 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Quintessa

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Illumination"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 50% Sauvignon Blanc Musque & 30% Sauvignon Blanc & 20% Semillon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa/Sonoma

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 3,340

KWG Score: 95.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: August 8, 2022

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a perfumed floral and yellow grapefruit bouquet with hints of green pepper and sea breeze. On the palate, this wine is light plus bodied with well-integrated acidity. The mouthfeel is very well-balanced, seamless, and delicate. The flavor profile is a delicious blend of gentle grapefruit and fine minerality with notes of lime and white peach. We also detected hints of ginger and green tea. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Sauvignon Blanc with baked halibut or Dover sole. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2021 Illumination is a fresh and fragrant wine, with an intensity of flavor and compelling texture and drive. Notes of grapefruit, Meyer lemon, and white peach provide tension, while botanical floral aromas of orange blossom, quince, lemongrass, and thyme bring complexity and interest. A bright and lively mouthfeel, with flavors of citrus, hints of elderflower, and a distinct minerality are balanced by a creamy texture and a medium-bodied, layered, and persistent finish.

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