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Foxcroft Wine Co.

SC- 2022 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

SC- 2022 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

Regular price $36.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $36.00 USD
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Crafted with the identical philosophy and meticulous attention to detail reminiscent of Quintessa, Illumination embodies comparable intricacy, emerging as a distinguished companion to the estate's traditional blend. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus recognized Sauvignon Blanc's capacity to faithfully express its terroir and thus cultivated a vineyard plot of the varietal at Quintessa in 2002. Presently, this exclusive, small-batch wine stands as one of the region's most coveted white wines.

2022 Winemaking Notes

"We take a fine-tuned approach in the making of Illumination, creating a wine with aromatic expression and a compelling texture, both bright and savory. The grapes are hand harvested and gently whole-cluster pressed before the juice is fermented with native yeast in a variety of vessels. French oak barrels bring depth and a hint of oak spice and 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 mouthfeel to complement the vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. Lees stirring enhances weight and complexity."

"Aromas of dried apple, pineapple and lemon with honey blossom follow through to a medium to full body with a lovely texture and a wonderful finish with phenolic framing and intensity. 83% sauvignon blanc and 17% semillon. Drink or hold."

-James Suckling, 94 Points

"The 2022 vintage was shaped by a moderate growing season, yielding fresh fruit character with excellent acidity and brightness. It is a wine of intensity: layers of fruit flavor and aromas of white peach and pink grapefruit, with spice and lemon verbena. Citrus and elderflower blend on the palate with voluptuous texture and flinty minerality for a delicate balance of flavor and freshness – ending in a persistent finish."

-Winemaker Notes

Vineyards: 55% Sonoma County, 45% Napa County

Foxcroft Online Price: $36 per bottle

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