2018 ILLUMINATION – SAUVIGNON BLANC (750ML)
ORIGIN | California: 61% Napa County, 39% Sonoma County
“Illumination is at the forefront of a new sophisticated style of Sauvignon Blanc that’s the most exciting thing happening right now with white wine in the U.S.” —KAREN MACNEIL, author of The Wine Bible
ABOUT THE VINEYARD & WINEMAKER | Since the beginning, every thought and action has put the land first — starting with planting small vineyard blocks in sync with the undulating landscape, while preserving 100 acres of natural woodland. Organic farming practices are used to promote a balanced ecosystem full of life on the estate. The winery, too, is designed to fit into the contours of the hillside, using gravity to gently bring grapes into the cellar. Today, their commitment to caring for this land remains at the center of everything they do.
ABOUT THE WINE | The 2018 Illumination is a complex, sophisticated and vibrant wine. Today, this limited production wine is one of Napa Valley’s most sought after white wines. Beautiful tension and fine acidity provides brightness to its creamy texture and flavors of juicy mandarin, guava, and wet stone. Minerality prevails through the long and elegant finish.
TASTING NOTES | 2018 Illumination is a complex, sophisticated and vibrant wine. Floral aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine and white rose complement the notes of white peach, Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit and kiwi. In the mouth, a beautiful tension and fine acidity provides brightness to its creamy texture and flavors of juicy mandarin, guava and wet stones.