Wine Cards Beginner includes important flavors of 30 grape varieties.
Wine Card Anatomy
1 Grape / Wine Name & Style
2 Important Aromas & Flavors
A wine’s aromas and flavors are dynamic, and many grape varieties have distinct native characteristics. A wine’s character ranges from simple and generic (”red fruit”) to complex and distinct (”cooked red cherry; licorice; slightly herbal”). When tasting a wine, try to identify one to two characteristics if you can.
Wine Aromas & Flavors
Floral (e.g., citrus flowers, elderflower, geranium, honeysuckle, rose, violet)
Citrus Fruit (e.g., grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange) [i.e., peel, pith, zest, etc.]
Green Fruit (e.g., apple, gooseberry, grape, pear)
Stone Fruit (e.g., apricot, peach) [i.e., yellow, white]
Tropical Fruit (e.g., banana, lychee, melon, pineapple)
Red Fruit (e.g., cranberry, raspberry, red cherry, red plum, strawberry)
Black Fruit (e.g., black cherry, black plum, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry)
Vegetal (e.g., bell pepper, chili pepper, fennel, leaves)
Herbal (e.g., eucalyptus, grass, lemongrass, mint)
Spices (e.g., black / white Pepper, cinnamon)