Laterals: based on tasting leading into 2015 MS exam Flashcards
Old world laterals for wines displaying raisination?
Syrah - Northern Rhone Valley
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvedre - Southern Rhone Valley
Corvina / Rondinella - Veneto, Italy
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.
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
Something to watch out for with Sauvignon Blanc? These 2 things can lead you to other conclusions.
Ripe fruit profile
Darker color in whites? why?
extended cask aging
extended bottle aging
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.
What are some oak aromas that are not overt?
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.
Key aromas and flavors that should be noticed for Bordeaux reds?
Caution about lees
Sometimes leesy aromas can be herbal
Red and white wine component I have been missing while practicing?
Which white wine character is difficult to detect after tasting whites with oak, pyrazine, botrytis, and terpenes?
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.