Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2012

Dessert from California

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Item No. 128715
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Alcohol By Volume: 15.6%

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

Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Made from 100% Orange Muscat, Essensia has an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot. The wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak. Its relatively high acidity makes it taste balanced, even with its considerable sweetness, more like a taste of fresh fruit. Essensia is used as a dessert accompaniment or a dessert in itself.

Best served chilled. Pair with white fruits such as peach, pear or apricot, with goat cheese or with chocolate. Try as a spritzer with seltzer or as a fresh alternative to liqueurs in cocktails.

Critical Acclaim

"This consistently incredible quaff from Quady tastes intensely of orange rind and is perfumed with the essence of orange oil. It is lightly textured and brightly refreshing, with a backbone of pear. First made in 1980, Quady Essensia is great on its own, over ice, or mixed into a cocktail. "
92 Points

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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