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Old world laterals for wines displaying raisination?

Syrah - Northern Rhone Valley

Grenache / Syrah / Mourvedre - Southern Rhone Valley

Corvina / Rondinella - Veneto, Italy

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Old world laterals for white wines with leesy character?

Chardonnay - Chablis

Gruner Veltliner - Austria

Pinot Grigio - Italy

Melon de Bourgogne - Muscadet Sevre et Maine

Albarino - Martin Codax - recent example tasted leesy, but had lingering fruitiness on the palate.

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New World Laterals for red wines with predominately black fruit aromas and opaque colors?

Shiraz - Australia - look for savory notes behind oak and ripeness

Malbec - South America

Cabernet Sauvignon - United States: California / Washintgton

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Something to watch out for with Sauvignon Blanc? These 2 things can lead you to other conclusions.

Ripe fruit profile

Florals

5

Darker color in whites? why?

extended cask aging

extended bottle aging

botrytis

6

Something to look out for - oak aromas on reds?

The sweet sugary aromas of lactones might mislead a taster to think of rasination of fruit.

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What are some oak aromas that are not overt?

Pastry cream

8

Caution - you have to consider this when tasting ripe reds with red fruit profile?

Shiraz: is not always a black fruit wine. It can have red, blue, and black fruit.

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Key aromas and flavors that should be noticed for Bordeaux reds?

Graphite

Smoke

Ash

Cigar box

Pyrazine

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Caution about lees

Sometimes leesy aromas can be herbal

11

Red and white wine component I have been missing while practicing?

Pyrazines

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Which white wine character is difficult to detect after tasting whites with oak, pyrazine, botrytis, and terpenes?

Lees.

White wines with lees character taste very neutral if you have tasted wines with oak, pyrazine, botrytis, and terpenes just before you taste a leesy white.