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Grapey Wines

Robert Lauriston | | Aug 2, 2006 08:50 PM

[The moderators split this off from this topic, which puts my opening post (written as a reply) it in context:

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Different varietals have all sorts of different flavors and aromas. Referring to peach, mango, blueberry, raspberry, grapefruit, etc. narrows it down.

In my experience, among wine professionals, "grapey" is generally a negative term, unless you're drinking something like Concord or Catawba. "Fruity," "fresh," "forward," and "ripe" are positive terms for wines where the character is dominated by fruit rather than wood, minerals, etc.

I've had old wines where it was hard to believe that they were originally fruit juice. That can be good or bad depending!

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