Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

2018
$50.00 / 750ml

554 in stock

The 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 stone. Tension and minerality prevail through the long and elegant finish

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