Quady Black Muscat "Elysium" California 2011

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Andrew Quady's change of career from making fireworks to making wine produced an explosion of its own kind when he created Essensia from the Orange Muscat grape (named because the grapes have an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom). It was an instant success at tastings and wine shows and until 1985 he could not make enough to satisfy demand. Following the success of Essensia, Andy's next creation was Elysium from the Black Muscat grape, which is magenta in colour, with a haunting flower-like aroma. Quady is the foremost USA winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: Black Muscat Taste: A wonderful dessert wine with a rich berry flavour and a crystalline aroma of petals Serve: Chilled in small glasses and is especially excellent when matched with desserts, chocolate and vanilla ABV: 15% R/S: 160 gr/ltr

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Quady Winery:
Quady Winery founded in 1975 by Andrew and Laurel Quady produces dessert and aperitif wines. Essensia and Elysium are lightly fortified dessert wines from the Orange and Black Muscat varieties. Electra and Red Electra, only 4 and 5% alcohol, are refreshing “picnic wines”. Starboard is a “port”, made in two styles: vintage and vintage character. Vya is a vermouth aperi... Read more
Quady Winery founded in 1975 by Andrew and Laurel Quady produces dessert and aperitif wines. Essensia and Elysium are lightly fortified dessert wines from the Orange and Black Muscat varieties. Electra and Red Electra, only 4 and 5% alcohol, are refreshing “picnic wines”. Starboard is a “port”, made in two styles: vintage and vintage character. Vya is a vermouth aperitif and Deviation an aromatized after dinner wine. Palomino Fino is an amontillado “sherry” type. Read less
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Member Reviews for Quady Black Muscat "Elysium" California

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Snooth User: Eco13
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5.00 5
11/22/2010

I was told that "Elysium" is Greek for paradise. Funny, because the first thing I thought of when I tried this wine was, "Heaven." So delicious.


Snooth User: wolf359jg
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5.00 5
08/10/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: Ron5953
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/06/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Jacki C
90409653
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/10/2011

How many ways to say, "I love thee!" Pansy, rose, plum and lychee. Lingering, sweet finish. It's my favourite dessert wine. Have it with Vanilla icecream, fresh berries and dark chocolate... or nothing at all. Drink chilled.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/27/2010

Great mixer for some San Pellegrino. Tastes like Sangria. I added some fresh cut strawberries and a squeeze of lemon juice. Great for a hot afternoon.


Snooth User: bro brummell
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/13/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,433
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/03/2008

a nicely sweet but not too sweet muscat that reminds me of Welch's grape juice. Potpourri and other floral notes on the nose, soft mouthfeel but drops off in the end


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External Reviews for Quady Black Muscat "Elysium" California

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
02/14/2014

2011 Quady Winery Elysium Black Muscat - USA - Region: California - Apellation: California - Muscat - 375mll


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine white 2011 Quady Winery Elysium Black Muscat USA Region: California Apellation: California Muscat - 375mll Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
03/08/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2011 Quady Winery Elysium Black Muscat - USA - Region: California - Apellation: California - Muscat - 375mll


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2010 10/03/2012

2010 Quady Winery Elysium Black Muscat - USA - Region: California - Apellation: California - Muscat - 375 ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

A beautiful dessert wine that should influence consumers to rediscover the category. Almost as dark as a red wine, it's soft in texture and extraordinarily sweet, with intense essence of tangerine and raspberry flavors. Hard to exaggerate the deliciousness factor. Good value in a full 750-milliliter bottle.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

"Elysium" in Greek mythology is the afterlife of perfect bliss, and it's not hard to imagine this as the house pour. It is sweet - but not shockingly so - with blackberry, orange, vanilla and chocolate flavors, and a richly smooth mouthfeel. If you're treating yourself to something chocolaty, especially if it has oranges or strawberries, this will be a seductive companion.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Dark red in color and crisp in citrusy acidity, this dessert wine has very sweet flavors of black cherry marmalade, Dr. Pepper cola, milk chocolate, tangerine and savory spices. You can drink it at room temperature or with a chill.


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Andrew Quady's change of career from making fireworks to making wine produced an explosion of its own kind when he created Essensia from the Orange Muscat grape (named because the grapes have an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom). It was an instant success at tastings and wine shows and until 1985 he could not make enough to satisfy demand. Following the success of Essensia, Andy's next creation was Elysium from the Black Muscat grape, which is magenta in colour, with a haunting flower-like aroma. Quady is the foremost USA winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: Black Muscat Taste: A wonderful dessert wine with a rich berry flavour and a crystalline aroma of petals Serve: Chilled in small glasses and is especially excellent when matched with desserts, chocolate and vanilla ABV: 15% R/S: 160 gr/ltr

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