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Happy Hour: Quady Electra

While at the SF Chocolate Salon this weekend, I spent quality time at the Quady Winery booth. Located in Madera County, one of California's oldest wine grape-producing areas, Quady is a winery that specializes only in dessert wines — ideal for those of you who adore sipping stickies.

On this sunny Spring day, one wine, Electra ($12.75), really hit the spot. Served slightly chilled, the unique wine has great body, yet is light enough to hold a slight effervescence. Made with orange muscat grapes, the wine is sweet, but also has a bright, apricot-citrus flavor. And, with only 4 percent alcohol, you don't have to worry about getting too tanked.

Have you ever had any of Quady's wines? Does Electra sound like something you would like?

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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Thanks Sonia. I normally don't think I like dessert wines because I find them way too sweet. But your descriptions make me want to give it a try.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Interesting...
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
OH my Goddess I LOVE LOVE LOVE Quadry wines!! We stumbled upon it (heh heh) last Memorial Day weekend :) And I have been buying it at BevMo since I don't make it down to Madera all that often. For the Essensia orange muscat, the apricot flavor is to die for. It is a perfect sipping wine. It's sweet but not overly so and not too sugary. 15% alcohol. GREAT with chocolate. :drool: I have given it to several girlfriends who declared their hate for dessert wines, and managed to win them over with this bottle :) they also enjoyed Electra. The Black Muscat, Elysium, is heavier in body and even sweeter. THAT one is a sipper. Definetely. But it is still very good. Just don't down the bottle or you'll get a headache ^^;;; For me, it has a soft petal like texture on the tongue. I don't remember the alcohol %. The Electra, that you have pictured, is crisp and, as I recall, light in body. It's sweet with a little sugar, but is just enough to tickle the tongue. To me it's very refreshing. They have a wine called Purple, but. . . it tastes like . . . purple and is heavy and rather syrupy. They put in on snow cones. I know I enjoyed some of their other wines, but Essensia and Electra are by far my favorites. My boyfriend loves Elysium, so those are the ones we frequently buy. Hopefully I'll be able to go to the winery again this may for the Spring Wine Trail. May 9th and 10th. Now I want to go home and crack open a bottle!! Darn it.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
I have a bottle. I was waiting for a nice evening to try it. Perhaps I will soon.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
I might have to try this, if only to help a local business. :)
gaucholoco gaucholoco 8 years
Four percent alcohol? Pass.
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