Quady’s Starboard 1996

Quady Winery, Amador County, Starboard 1996 The raisins are in full force, chocolate and lots of sweet smells melded with a hint of the fortifying spirit. The mouth sports chocolate and caramel with a strong but appropriate sense of the brandy that was added.  The grapes are 97% Tinta Cao and Touriga Francesca, grown near Plymouth in Amador County and 3% Touriga Nacional from Madera County. The grapes averaged 24 brix at harvest and the wine was bottled in 1998. P&B by Andrew Quady in Madera 20% $33.50 at the winery Quady Winery

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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