Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - 750ml
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 stones. A blend of Sauvignon Musque, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this wine is exceptionally well balanced in intensity with a distinctive creamy, yet mineral texture. Tension and minerality prevail through the long and elegant finish.
What started as a passion project for the Huneeus family, this limited bottling is one of Napa Valley's most sought-after Sauvignon Blancs. When making Illumination our ultimate goal is to produce a white wine of true character. We approach Illumination with the same care and attention as with Quintessa, with the aim of capturing the best qualities of our grapes and to craft a wine of harmony and balance. Illumination is alive with aromatic complexity, beautiful texture and bright fruit flavors.
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; 63% neutral) bring a depth to the body and a hint of oak spice, while Acacia barrels (4% new) add a complex floral spice on the nose. Egg-shaped concrete fermenters (14%) add richness to the palate while retaining fresh aromas, and stainless-steel barrels (13%) 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.
Adult signature will be required at time of delivery.
$50 minimum order.
By placing an order through our website you are affirming that you are at least 21 years of age and that someone 21 and over will sign for the package.
We now ship FedEx to all states we ship to with the exception of PA & DE (UPS).
If you specify we can ship to a FedEx location to be held for pickup at no additional charge. You can search for the nearest FedEx location (no drop boxes) by clicking here and use that as your shipping address. Most Walgreens locations will now hold wine orders for you (state of LA excluded). They will come up in the search results at www.fedex.com/locate/ if that service is available to you.
General Shipping Policies:
“All alcoholic beverages purchased from this site are sold in the
state of Florida and title passes to the buyer in Florida. Craft &
Curd makes no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or
import alcoholic beverages into any state outside of Florida. The
buyer is solely responsible for the shipment of alcoholic beverage
products. By placing an order with Craft & Curd, buyer authorizes
Craft & Curd to act on buyer’s behalf to engage a common carrier to
deliver buyer’s order.”
Shipping wine around the country is very expensive. We charge about a third less than what it actually costs us. If you need to return your order (or if the wine gets returned back to us because you were unable to receive it after 3 attempts and you didn't email us to make other arrangements), we need to collect a return shipping fee that is up to double the amount of the shipping you paid. Upon receiving the wine back we will refund for the wine minus the initial shipping cost. In the event that we make a mistake we work with you to fix whatever went wrong at no additional cost to you.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.