Illumination White 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.

Winery Exclusive Release

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE WINERY, 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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2020

The 2020 Illumination is a wine of bright flavors, aromatic expression, and compelling texture.

-rebekah wineburg, winemaker

2019

Expressive and alive with complex aromas, bright flavors, and beautiful texture. On the palate, the wine showcases flavors of stone fruit, lemon zest with a creamy yet mineral texture. Precise and bright, with a fresh and flavorful finish.

– Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

2018

“Generous and plump, with fleshy flavors of ripe melon, peach and apricot, accented by crisp citrus, honeysuckle and spice details, gaining momentum on the finish.”

– Wine SPECTATOR

2017

“Medium-bodied and wonderfully elegant, it delivers vivacious citrus and gentle herbs layers with a racy backbone and long mineral-laced finish.”

– WINE SPECTATOR