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90 • Quady 2008 "Essensia", Orange Muscat, California $16.99. Best Buy.
Brilliant brassy orange amber color. Aromas of salty caramelized almonds, suede,dried apricots and orange peels, and honeysuckle follow through on a round, supple entry to a moderately sweet medium-full body with great depth and balance. Finishes with a long, lightly perfumed lychee, orange marmalade and apple sauce accented fade. (tasted on Jul-12-2010)
89 • Quady 2008 "Elysium", Black Muscat, California $16.99.
rich boysenberry compote, spice,and apricot butter aromas and flavors follow through on a vibrant entry to a fruity and tangy medium-full body with great depth and hints of herbs and spices on the long, creme brulee, suede, and almond accented finish. (tasted on Jul-15-2010)
88 • Quady NV Starboard Batch 88 Port, California $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright aromas of chocolate covered cherries, mocha, and pink peppercorns follow on a rich, juicy entry to a fruity and sweet full body with lively berry skin acidity and hint of creme brulee. Finishes with a long, berry, nut and pepper fade. Very tasty. (tasted on Jan-07-2010)
87 • Quady NV Palomino Fino, California $30. Biodynamically Grown Grapes
Brilliant pale amber color with a faint olive cast. Classic sherry aromas of fleur de sal, toasted almonds, raisin bread crust, and flor yeast with a silky body dry medium body and an almond sliver, shell, and nougat and dried pear accented finish. (tasted on Oct-18-2010)
84 • Quady NV "Deviation", Orange Muscat, California $27.99/375 ml.
Deep orange amber color. Intense Indian spices, rose water and cologne aromas have a distinct bazaar quality and follow through on a soft, silky entry to a fruity medium-full body with lychee, muscat grape, and cardamom note. Finishes with long, exotic spice, guava, blood orange, and tropical flower fade. Different and in your face; try in cocktails for probably the best impact. (tasted on Jul-15-2010)
81 • Quady 1996 Starboard Vintage Port, Amador County $19.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of baked raisins, oiled leather, dusty nutshells, and pomegranate molasses follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with hints of cocoa and berry vinaigrette. Finishes with a terse, papery nutskin and hot pepper accented fade. Tired and over the hill. (tasted on Jan-07-2010)