Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quady Winery's Electra Wines: Moscato & Red - Madera, CA

Sold at Quady Winery in Madera

I absolutely love both of these. They are in the top five of my favorite alcoholic beverages. They're my top two favorite wines for sure. I was so relieved when my dad introduced me to them because I had finally found wines that I didn't force myself to drink. I first had Electra frozen, which, I have to say, is AMAZING. Seriously, go try that. Then I had the Red blended with ice, and then I tried each chilled. You can taste a little alcohol in each, but the Electra is kinda like apple cider or sparkling soda (but better). Or like apple (or I guess grape makes more sense) juice morphing into a sparkling wine. The Red has slightly more body or whatever you want to call if it has more of something in it than the Electra. I tried hard not to let the darker color influence my perception of the taste, but there is a difference. They both have light flavors (to me that means they don't bite or sting you as you drink them like a lot of regular wines do), and they're both delightfully fizzy. That sounds SO cheesy, but it's the truth. I could drink these over and over again and not get sick of them. These are even better than Quady's Purple, which I loved and which a few friends went crazy over when they tried it. It still is pretty awesome though. I really could do a commercial for these drinks.

Here's what the Quady Winery people say about the two:


"Electra – 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."- Quady Winery

Red Electra

"Red Electra is a yummy wine with only 5% alcohol, a pretty red color, a grapy sweet taste, and a tangy, spritzy mouth feel. It's a good wine for angels to drink when they party." -- Quady Winery

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried this wine for the first time this week and I LOVE it. I have both bottles and I am so happy that I found something that I can go home and unwind with - the taste is perfect. I don't tire of it.