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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2010
Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2010
(search item no. 119043)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Elysium is a brilliant crimson purple with aromas of roses, hibiscus, and strawberries. Flavors of Bing Cherries and red berries encourage the use of Elysium as a dessert or as an accompaniment to desserts.
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About Quady Winery:

Andrew Quady started making wine in the mid 1970's. Working for a major wine company he moonlighted to produce his own ports and in 1980 experimented with Orange Muscat, ultimately making an amazing floral fruit character wine that he called Essensia. In 1990, Quady decided to produce a new type of dessert wine, light, delicate and very refreshing. He tasted Orange Muscat juice as it was turning into wine. When the juice was just on the verge - halfway between wine and grape juice, he bottled a test batch. The wine tasted wonderful, but the alcohol was only 4% (most wines are at least 11%). Using sterile filtration to prevent refermentation, he bottled it anyway and named the new creation Electra.