Winery Notes: With the first sip you feel the wine- light as springtime, delicately sweet, refreshingly crisp, a bouquet of flowers with the taste of peach and melon. Electra is electricity for the mouth!
In 1990, we decided to produce a new type of dessert wine, light, delicate, easy to drink, and very refreshing. We tasted Orange Muscat grape juice as it was turning into wine. When the juice was just on the verge — halfway between wine and grape juice, a small test batch was bottled. The wine tasted wonderful, but the alcohol was only 4% (most wines are at least 12%). The wine was bottled using sterile filtration to prevent re-fermentation and the new creation named Electra after the electric like texture one notices on the tip of the tongue.
Electra goes with summer fruits (strawberries, nectarines, peaches, melons), salads, spicy Asian and Indian foods, light desserts, blue skies and fresh air. And with only 4% alcohol, you can still play volleyball after the picnic.
Because of the uniqueness of Electra, it was bound to become an ingredient of an out of this world cocktail. One of our favorites is the “Martini Becomes Electra”. Simply combine 2 ounces Absolut Vodka, .75 ounce Grand Marnier, .75 ounces Quady Electra, and 2 orange wheels shaken and strained and Viola!
Tasting Date: 02/01/2012
Country: USA, California
Tasting Date Price: $13.99
Rating: 90pts Beverage Rating Institute
Alcohol Content: 4% (not a mistake is 4%)
Vineyard Website: click here http://www.quadywinery.com/electra.html
Visual Aspect: Light yellow
Nose: Crisp citrus notes, grapefruit and gooseberry.
Palate: Clean vibrant finish, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blac
Food Pairing: Spicy picnic foods, salads, pastas and dessert