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Quady

Quady
2018 Essensia, Fortified Muscat, Madera County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Fortified Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 17.00%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Quady
2018 Essensia, Fortified Muscat, Madera County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Fortified Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 17.00%
Brilliant light amber color. Savory, fruity aromas and flavors of preserved peaches, pineapple herb shrub, salted caramel, saffron, and white tea with a silky, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, breezy finish manifesting elements of apricot cobbler, black strap molasses cookie, floral iced tea with honey, and hint of smoked nuts. A nice, not-too-sweet dessert wine that with its bright acidity, layered flavors, and chewy fruit tannins will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: preserved peaches, pineapple herb shrub, salted caramel, saffron, and white tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of apricot cobbler, black strap molasses cookie, floral iced tea with honey, and hint of smoked nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Gorgonzola, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice, not-too-sweet dessert wine that with its bright acidity, layered flavors, and chewy fruit tannins will pair nicely.

The Producer

Quady Winery

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

Fortified Muscat

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
The Muscat grape is of ancient origins dating to Greek and Roman times. There are many types widely planted around the Mediterranean basin and the New World. It is intensely aromatic, with a distinctive floral quality and can be ripened to the point of being quite heavy. As such, it is most often seen in a range of dessert styles from the crisp, refreshing Moscato d'Asti of Piedmont to fortified French, Spanish, or Australian elixirs.

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