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Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2009

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Electra goes with summer fruits (strawberries, nectarines, peaches, melons), salads, spicy Asian and Indian foods, light desserts, blue skies and fresh air. And with only 4% alcohol, you can still play volleyball after the picnic.

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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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Snooth User: CharlesTseng
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04/21/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Quady Essensia Orange Muscat

External Review
05/21/2011

From the orange Muscat grape, a fortified dessert wine that is so good as to warrant a patent on the name. Beautiful aroma of orange patisserie with enough acidity to nicely balance the sweetness.


External Review
05/20/2011

Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2009 750ML


External Review
10/24/2011

From 100% Orange Muscat with an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot, and a lingering refreshing aftertaste, Essensia is used as a dessert accompaniment or a dessert in itself. The Orange Muscat grape variety is little known. It was once grown in France and there are some small plantings in Italy and Australia. The wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak. The wine tastes balanced, like the taste of fresh fruit. - Winery


External Review
10/10/2011

On sweetness alone, this dessert wine earned a good score. The orange fruit flavors, which are so pure and pinpointed, are exorbitantly rich in wild honey and vanilla cream. The alcohol level is high, but there's a beautiful streak of vibrant acidity that provides balance. Easy to drink over repeated glasses.


External Review
10/10/2011

Deep orange copper color. Full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Dried oranges, spice. Classic spicy orange aromas lead to a full, expansive palate feel. Rich, though not viscous, with solid acidity and a touch of heat to the finish.


External Review
10/10/2011

A fortified dessert wine done in a Beaumes-de-Venise style. Golden color with an orange marmalade and tangerine aroma. The flavors are bright and fresh featuring orange, caramel and honey. A sensual delight with a warm mouthfeel from the elevated alcohol. Very sweet, at its best served well-chilled.


External Review
10/10/2011

Very sweet, this dessert wine has potent flavors of tangerines, apricots, honey, butterscotch and vanilla. Crisp acidity provides clean balance. Delicious and heady.


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Electra goes with summer fruits (strawberries, nectarines, peaches, melons), salads, spicy Asian and Indian foods, light desserts, blue skies and fresh air. And with only 4% alcohol, you can still play volleyball after the picnic.

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