Full Review

Quady

Quady
2018 Red Electra, Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 17.6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
'2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Dessert Wine $15 and Under'

Quady
2018 Red Electra, Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 17.6%
Light violet color. Aroma and flavors of fruit cocktail with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, cloying light-to-medium body and an effortless, appealing, swift finish with notes of honey on toast and raspberry jam. A very sweet dessert wine with yummy berry flavors; serve on ice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fruit cocktail
Taste Flavor: honey on toast and raspberry jam
Sweetness Sweetness: Cloying
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very sweet dessert wine with yummy berry flavors; serve on ice.

The Producer

Quady Winery

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

Sweet Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.