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by Fred McMillin
A Quady Honoree
Quady Electra (Orange Muscat) is amazingly fresh, with orange and peach flavors that glide smoothly across the palate. ...California Wine, J. Laube
Quady Electra is almost alive in the mouth, with a totally delicious sherbert fizz.
...Wine Atlas of California, J. Halliday
Electra is a relatively new wine made from a very old grape. "Muscat vines are thought to be the oldest known to man," according to British expert Jancis Robinson. However, the wine is less than ten years old. Andrew Quady tells how "in 1990 we decided to make a light Orange Muscat. To preserve the most delicate grape flavors we fermented at the exceptionally low temperature of 40 degrees F. We let the very slow fermentation continue until the alcohol and sweetness were in balance. Analyzing the wine, there were two suprises. The alcohol content was only 4%...and at that low temperature, there was considerable carbon dioxide left in it. This fizzyness (spritz) plus the high acidity gave an almost electric taste on the end of the tongue." Quady Electra was born...and the process has not been changed.
Electra (Orange Muscat)
Speaking of the frig, here's an exciting dessert, Electra Sorbet. Put a bottle in the freezer until the wine is partly frozen, transfer to an electric ice cream maker, and make it into a smooth slush. Then return to the freezer for an hour or so until firm.
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