A piece of heaven

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Brand NameQuady
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Wine NameElysium
Vintage (Year)2007
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChenin Blanc
Wine GroupsLadykillers
Heaven in a Bottle
Alcohol %15%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

Elysium means paradise in Greek mythology, and this wine has been a little bit of paradise for me for a while. Actually, the first time I had it, I was stuck on their Essencia and didn't like it, but the next time around, I was moved over to this wine.

Like a lighter port, this wine has oomph to it, but even more so, it has the greatest flavors of blackberry, raspberry and dark cherry combined with muscat (the varietal is actually a cross of Muscat and another grape called Schiava Grossa). But this wine does remind you of a port. The body is heavy and it's like a weighty velvet on your tongue, but it goes down smooth, and finishes slowly.

This wine would actually be perfect as a sauce over something like cake or pie.

If you haven't tried it, go out and get you some. You'll thank me.


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