Monday, May 12, 2014

WOW: Blinded by the Light - Illumination!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Blinded by the Light - Illumination Sauvignon Blanc!
Line 39 Wines
Just as you thought that Quintessa was a one-trick pony; the likes of which were only available to red wine drinkers - is pleased to share that those same Wine Makers have honed their focus to produce Illumination Sauvignon Blanc!

Product Description

"From the makers of Quintessa - 2012 saw a relatively dry spring and summer which created ideal weather conditions for bloom resulting in a great vintage. Harvest stretched over five weeks beginning on August 30th at Quintessa and concluding on October 4th in the cooler hillside vineyards. The grapes were hand-picked and gently whole-cluster pressed, minimizing oxygen contact with the juice, thus retaining more aromatic floral and fruit characters. The juice was fermented with half native yeast in a variety of vessels. French oak barrels (7% new) bring a depth to the body and a hint of oak spice while acacia barrels add a complex floral spice on the nose. Egg-shaped concrete fermenters add richness to the palate while retaining fresh aromas and stainless steel barrels maintain the purity of the fruit. Semillon adds a round mouth-feel to complement the vibrant, tangy Sauvignon Blanc. Lees stirring enhances weight and complexity." - Winery Notes

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Tasting Notes

"The 2012 Illumination is aromatic with white peach, Meyer lemon and floral, jasmine notes. Soft tropical fruit flavors lead to a lush mouth-feel with a clean finish enhanced by mineral notes." - Winemaker Notes
Blend: 44% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Sauvignon Blanc Musque, 12% Semillon

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