Illumination White Wine

CREATED WITH THE SAME PHILOSOPHY AS QUINTESSA, Illumination presents the same complexity to stand as a worthy partner to our estate blend. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus saw the potential of Sauvignon Blanc to be transparent to 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 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.

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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

2016

“Full-bodied with an oily yet wonderfully tangy palate. Lots of tropical fruit, fresh acidity and a long finish. So much intensity but very driven.”

– JAMES SUCKLING