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Quady Winery Port Blend Madera Batch 88 Starboard NV

Winemaker's Notes:

'Starboard' is the name Quady gives to its port wine. Quady use the same grape varieties and similar methods as they do in the Douro, but the Californian climate is warmer and the soils different. Instead of 140 proof fortifying brandy, Quady use a neutral grape spirit, 190 proof, for fortifying. Starboard matures earlier and has a riper more voluptuous flavor. The grapes in Batch 88 are primarily Tinta Roriz from the Madera area. The vineyard is managed to give loose bunches and a small crop. The blend is smooth and soft with a chocolate raisin character. Several different vintages are used in the blend which has an average age of about 5 years. In the port business this type of blend is called "Vintage Character."

Region: USA » California » Madera

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Winery: Quady Winery  
Blend: Roriz, Tinta Cao
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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

'Starboard' is the name Quady gives to its port wine. Quady use the same grape varieties and similar methods as they do in the Douro, but the Californian climate is warmer and the soils different. Instead of 140 proof fortifying brandy, Quady use a neutral grape spirit, 190 proof, for fortifying. Starboard matures earlier and has a riper more voluptuous flavor. The grapes in Batch 88 are primarily Tinta Roriz from the Madera area. The vineyard is managed to give loose bunches and a small crop. The blend is smooth and soft with a chocolate raisin character. Several different vintages are used in the blend which has an average age of about 5 years. In the port business this type of blend is called "Vintage Character."

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