Sometimes supreme beauty is beheld from a lens with such purity and perfection that the object comes off cool, standoffish and unapproachable. If there ever is a Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco of American white wines, the 2008 QUINTESSA ILLUMINATION Sauvignon Blanc is she. Crisp, elegant, sophisticated, pristine, gorgeous and regal—the wine is royalty. –J.M.
*Update. The 2011 Illumination remains an American beauty. Golden purity, floral essence, perfumed hints of fresh herbs, well-rounded and striking.
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