Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Napa Valley
$50.00 / 750mL

2760 in stock

The 2017 Illumination is an elegant balance of exotic flavors, fresh acidity and great texture. Aromas of guava, pink grapefruit and kiwi are intertwined with peach blossom and fresh thyme to create a lively bouquet. On the palate, the wine continues
with flavors of white peach, lemon sorbet and a distinctively creamy texture that finishes with mouthwatering minerality.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-picked and gently whole-cluster pressed, and the juice was fermented with mostly native yeast in a variety of vessels. French oak barrels (6% new; 66% neutral) bring a depth to the body and a hint of oak spice, while Acacia barrels (5% new) add a complex floral spice on the nose. Egg-shaped concrete fermenters (11%) add richness to the palate while retaining fresh aromas, and stainless-steel barrels (12%) maintain the purity of the fruit. Semillon adds a round mouth-feel to complement the vibrant and tangy Sauvignon Blanc. Lees stirring enhances weight and complexity.

Winegrowing

Appellation: 49% Napa County, 51% Sonoma County