Essensia Orange Muscat - 2014, Half Bottle
Winemaker Andrew Quady is the foremost American winemaker, specialising in dessert wines. In 1980 near Reedley, a town south of Fresno, California, he discovered a small planting of a little known grape variety, Orange Muscat. Those grapes became the first Essensia, an instant success at tastings and wine shows, becoming so popular that Andrew can't keep up with demand.
Essensia is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in french oak.
A vibrant orange dessert wine that delivers sweet orange, apricots and bittersweet orange marmalade on the palate, balanced with a fine citric acidity.