Full Review

Quady

Quady
2015 Red Electra, Muscat, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 19%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Quady
2015 Red Electra, Muscat, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 19%
Pale garnet purple color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch, spiced berries and oranges, roasted nut, and suede with a silky, bright, spritzy, sweet medium body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-long finish that presents nuances of berry soda, orange sorbet, dried flowers, and watermelon with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A vibrant and tasty dessert wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fruit punch, spiced berries and oranges, roasted nut, and suede
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of berry soda, orange sorbet, dried flowers, and watermelon
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and tasty dessert wine.

The Producer

Quady Winery

The Producer
13181 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 559-673-8068

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.