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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Quady Essensia Orange Muscat (375ML half-bottle) 2002
Quady Essensia Orange Muscat (375ML half-bottle) 2002
(search item no. 62663)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $11.99

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:

Produced from 100% Black Muscat, a variety with an exotic rose-like scent. The aromas are of roses and the flavors are a combination of lichees and berries. This is a wonderful, rich tasting wine, smooth and luscious. This is our favorite to accompany a dark bitter sweet chocolate torte; it is also great poured over vanilla ice-cream or served with blue cheese, and makes a great purple martini.
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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.