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Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2009

Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2009

Dessert from California

Price: $24.00 $19.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $22.99
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Item No. 108730
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Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"On sweetness alone, this dessert wine earns a good score.The orange fruit flavors, which are so pure and pinointed, are exorbitantlyrich in wild honey and vanilla cream. The alcohol level is high, gut there's a beautiful streak of vibrant acidity that provides balance. Easy to drink over repeated glasses."
92 Points

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Rating:
(12/20/2011)
Subtle but delightful in it's light sweet citrus flavor
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DetCor - Farmington, MI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/30/2011)
A very tasty sweet wine. It really is a pretty color. I think Quady Elysium Black Muscat is better tasting, but this is still good. It doesn't have the full flavor of the Black Muscat, but it is fairly fruity and sweet.
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Learn About Quady Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Other Dessert

Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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