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Quady Winery Essensia California Orange Muscat 2016

Member Review by Rebecca Major:

I have been enjoying Essensia for years. It truly is a little taste of heaven, touched by apricots. I could not imagine my wine rack without a bottle of Essensia in reserve.

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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

Member Reviews for Quady Winery Essensia California Orange Muscat

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Snooth User: Rebecca Major
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/30/2012

I have been enjoying Essensia for years. It truly is a little taste of heaven, touched by apricots. I could not imagine my wine rack without a bottle of Essensia in reserve.


Snooth User: CharlesTseng
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/21/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: deerbrush
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/31/2008

This wine is best served with a simple dessert - or as dessert itself. It is very sweet with a rich taste of apricots. Do not over chill, or you'll lose much of the flavor.


Snooth User: marcw23
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/19/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Profitess
3711726
3.50 5
Vintage: 1999 11/30/2007

Essensia is an Amber Spyglass into another world. Highly recommended accompaniment to Torrone candy.


Snooth User: jocelyn
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 07/19/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Quady Winery Essensia California Orange Muscat

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 11/04/2014

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


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 01/20/2017

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 ** Only 5 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 05/28/2018

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 ** Only 4 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2011 01/29/2009

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


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Vintage: 2010 11/19/2012

BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 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. Quady is the foremost USA winery specialising entirely in dessert wines. Grapes: 100% Orange Muscat Region : USA / California Maker : Andrew Quady Fermentation : This white dessert wine was arrested with neutral grape brandy spirit. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aroma of the fresh, ripe grapes. Notes: A vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers s weet oranges and apricots on the palate. Bittersweet orange marmalade balanced witha fine citric acidity. A great dessert wine. Serve: Chilled in small glasses and is excellent when served with desserts and chocolate. Sugar : Approx 140g/L Alcohol: 15%


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Vintage: 2010 11/19/2012

BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010


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Vintage: 2009 08/21/2010

Electra is an attractive, light-bodied Orange Muscat from Californian dessert wine and port specialist Quady. With lovely peach and marmalade flavors, it has a low, 4% alcohol level achieved by stopping fermentation through chilling and filtering.


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