A yummy red muscat

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Brand NameQuady
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Wine NameRed Electra
Vintage (Year)
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeMuscat
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Low cost party staples
Heaven in a Bottle
Alcohol %5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

While visiting a friend in Columbia, Maryland, I happened upon a wine store in the local store complex and decided to see what they had. In addition to a Masi white wine that I hadn't seen before, I happened upon a bottle of Red Electra from Quady Winery in California. Now, I have been a fan of Quady Electra and Essencia (both Orange Muscats) for some time now, and so I had to pick up this one.

I chose to open the bottle and try it with George, the business partner of Al Paris, and the sommelier at Mantra, a wonderful little restaurant in Philly that serves a Southeast Asian cuisine.

The wine itself has a nice berry taste, and has that great sweet and zesty tasty that are the characteristics of their wines. It's just a one percent more alcoholic than the regular Electra, and it shines in its own light.

For those of you that haven't been introduced into dessert wines yet, especially Muscat, this is a great introduction, and would go great with any party. It actually reminds me of the wonderful jerk chicken salad that I would get from Benjamin's in downtown Wilmington, DE, when I worked at DuPont; their raspberry dressing is to die for.


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