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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Quady Essensia Orange Muscat (375ML half-bottle) 2000
Quady Essensia Orange Muscat (375ML half-bottle) 2000
(search item no. 39216)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Orange Muscat grape gives Essensia its aroma and flavor, reminiscent of a light Grand Marnier, Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy and the wine was aged 3 months in French oak. It has flavors of orange blossom and apricot, and a light refreshing aftertaste; this is dessert in a glass or the perfect accompaniment to one.
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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.