White Wine Tasting.txt

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White Wine Tasting.txt
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Laurie's Guildsom Study Guide for Advanced Sommelier Wine Tasting Exam
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  1. Albarino (Rias Baixas)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med-
    • Color: Pale straw with green hue
    • Other: Slight gas

    • Nose
    • Intensity:
    • Floral: White and Yellow, citrus and apple blossoms
    • Fruit: Ripe citris (Orange, Meyer lemon, Ruby grapefruit), Stone fruit (White peach, Peach pit, Apricot, Nectarine), Green apple, Melon
    • Spice/Vegetable:
    • Oak: None
    • Other: Bubblegum, Agave, Slight beer yeast, Lees-y Saline, Med+ minerality

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med+
    • Alcohol: Med
    • Body: Med
  2. Chardonnay (Chablis)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med
    • Color: Pale straw with hues of green
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: Med
    • Floral: White flowers, Apple blossoms, Hawthorne, Acacia
    • Fruit: Tart to just ripe tree fruit (Green apple, Yellow apple, Green pear), Lemon
    • Spice/Vegetable: Slight cabbage
    • Oak: None or neutral barrel
    • Other: Sulphuric notes in youth, Flint, Burnt match, Oxidative note (neutral barrels), Hazelnut, Almond, Cheese rind, Stony, Chalk, Saline/seaspray, Oyster shell, Button mushroom

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Bone dry to dry
    • Acidity: Med+ to High
    • Alcohol: Med to Med+
    • Body: Med to Med+
  3. Chardonnay (Cote de Beaune)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med to Med+
    • Color: Straw to Yellow/Pale Gold
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: Med to Med+
    • Floral: Acacia, Hawthorne, Honeysuckle, Apple blossom
    • Fruit: Green/Yellow Apple, Pear, Quince, Citrus, Melon, White peach, Yellow cherry
    • Spice/Vegetable: avory herbs, Sweet baking spices, Cinnamon
    • Oak: Toffee, Salted caramel, Butterscotch, Toast, Smoke; Bottle Age: Truffle, Honey, Nut
    • Other: Malolactic notes (slight butter, creme fraiche/sour cream), Limestone, Button mushroom, Oxidative (Almond, Hazelnut, Cheese rind)

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med+ to High
    • Alcohol: Med to Med+
    • Body: Med to Full
  4. Chardonnay (Napa)
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    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Color: Yellow/Gold
    • Other:
  5. Nose
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Floral: White flowers, Apple blossom, Honeysuckle
    • Fruit: Yellow apple, Baked pear, Ripe Citrus, Meyer lemon, Ripe apricot, Pineapple, Mango, Melon
    • Spice/Vegetable: Sweet baking spices
    • Oak: Toffee, Salted caramels, Butterscotch, Vanilla, Pie crust, Toast
    • Other: Oxidative (Hazelnut, Almond), Malolactic (Butter, Yogurt, Creme Fraiche), Slight limestone, Sweet/canned corn
  6. Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med
    • Alcohol: Med+ to High
    • Body: Med+ to Full
  7. Chenin Blanc (Savennieres)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Color: Yellow/Gold
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity:
    • Floral: Honeysuckle, Jasmine, White flowers
    • Fruit: Green/golden apple, Quince, Yellow pear, Tangerine, Bergamot (a yellow orange), Lemon, Dried apricot, Marmalade
    • Spice/Vegetable: Chamomile tea, Medicinal notes, Dandelion greens, Wasabi, Savory herbs, Tree bark, Saffron, Ginger, Oxidative (Bruised/rotten apple, Cider, Bitter nut, Almond/Marzipan, Pistachio, Cheese rind)
    • Oak: None or neutral oak
    • Other: Med+ to High minerality, Damp straw, Schist, Wet stone, Wet wool, Lanolin, Botrytis (honey)

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: High
    • Alcohol: Med+ to High
    • Body: Med+ to Full, High levels of extract
  8. Chenin Blanc (Vouvray, Sec/Demi-sec)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med
    • Color: Pale straw/Straw with hues of green
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Floral: Orange blossom, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, White flowers
    • Fruit: Green/golden apple, Quince, Yellow pear, Citus (Tangerine, Organge, Lemon; Demi-sec: Melon and Tropical, Honey, Ginger, Marmalade
    • Spice/Vegetable: Camomile tea, Medicinal, Dandelion greens, Wasabi, Savory, Tree bark
    • Oak: None or neutral
    • Other: Oxidative (Slight bruised apple, Bitter nut, Almond, Cheese rind), Sulfuric notes in youth, Wet wool, Lanolin, Damp straw, Limestone, Wet Stones, White mushroom

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Sec, Demi-Sec
    • Acidity: High
    • Alcohol: Med- to Med
    • Body: Med
  9. Gewurztraminer (Alsace)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+ to High
    • Color: Yellow/Gold
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: Roses, floral perfume, Potpourri
    • Fruit: Lychee, Pineapple, Tropical fruit punch, Ripe Peach Jam, Dried apricot, Orange marmalade, Grapefruit pith
    • Spice/Vegetable: Cinnamon, CLove, Gingerbread, Musk, Exotic spice
    • Oak: None or neutral
    • Other: Honey, Bergamot oil, Face lotion, Med to Med+ minerality

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry to Off-dry
    • Acidity: Med
    • Alcohol: Med+ to High
    • Body: Med+ to Full, Phenolic bitterness
  10. Gruner Veltliner (Wachau, Federspiel and Kremstal)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med-
    • Color: Pale straw with green hue
    • Other: Slight gas in youth

    • Nose
    • Intensity: Med to Med+
    • Floral: White flowers
    • Fruit: Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon, Underripe white peach, Nectarine, Yellow cherry, Green plum, Green apple
    • Spice/Vegetable: White pepper, Wasabi, Peppery greens (arugula, watercress), Radish, Lentils, Sugar snap peas, Celery, Tarragon, Chive
    • Oak: None
    • Other: Stony, Granitic, Lees-y, Smoke

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med+
    • Alcohol: Med
    • Body: Med
  11. Gruner Veltliner (Wachau, Smaragd and Kremstal)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med to Med+
    • Color: Straw with green hues
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Floral: White flowers
    • Fruit: Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Ripe stone fruit (Peach, Apricot, Yellow Cheery, White Plum), Red/Yellow apple, Slight dried and/or tropical
    • Spice/Vegetable: White pepper, Wasabi, Radish, Lentils, Slight Chive, Tarragon, Sage
    • Oak: None or neutral
    • Other: Med to High Stoney, Graphitic, Lees-y, Smoke, Oxidative (Blanced Almond, Nut)

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med+
    • Alcohol: Med+ to High
    • Body: Med+
  12. Marsanne (Hermitage & Crozes-Hermitage)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity:
    • Color: Pale straw with green hue (possible slight copper/pink)
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity:
    • Floral: White and yellow flowers
    • Fruit: Lemon, Red/Yellow Apple, Creamy stone fruit (White peach, Nectarine), Melon
    • Spice/Vegetable: Watercress, Arugula
    • Oak: None
    • Other: Stone, Chalk, Saline, Peanut shell, Lager yeast/stale beer

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med+, Slight phenolic bitterness
    • Alcohol: Med
    • Body: Med
  13. Muscat (Alsace)
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  14. Pinot Gris (Alsace)
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  17. Riesling (Alsace)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Color: Yellow/Gold with green hue
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: Honesuckle, Jasmine
    • Fruit: Ripe and Cooked tree fruit (Yellow apple, Baked pear, Quince), Lemon, Citranella, Grapefruit, Yellow peach, Stewed apricot, Pineappple, Banana/peel
    • Spice/Vegetable: Cardamon, Anise, Fennel, Botrytis (Ginger, Honey, Saffron)
    • Oak: None or Large neutral cask
    • Other: White mushroom, Smoke, Candlewax, Slight petrol, Sulphuric in youth, Bottle age (Honey, Petrol, Parafin, Marzipan, Brown toast)

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Bone dry to Dry
    • Acidity: High
    • Alcohol: Med to Med+
    • Body: Med to Med+
  18. Riesling (Claire Valley / Eden Valley)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med
    • Color: Pale straw with gold and green hues
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: White and purple flowers, Linden/lime blossom, Roses
    • Fruit: Ripe lime, lime candy, Lemon, White peach, White nectarine, Green apple, Slight tropical (passion fruit, Guava)
    • Spice/Vegetable: Slight spice
    • Oak: None
    • Other: Sulphuric in youth, Kerosene/petrol, Margarita salt, "Fresh tennis ball", Slate, Steely

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Bone dry to Dry
    • Acidity: High
    • Alcohol: Med to Med+
    • Body: Med to Med+
  19. RIesling (Mosel Kabinett)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Low
    • Color: Watery white with hints of green hue
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: Jasmine, Fruit tree blossoms
    • Fruit: Tart tree fruit (Green apple, Bosc pear, Quince)
    • Spice/Vegetable:
    • Oak: None or Large neutral cask
    • Other: Slight smoke, Candle wax, Panna cotta (cream, milk, sugar, gelatin)/Meringue, Slight petrol, Sulphuric notes in youth, Bottle age (Honey, Petrol, Parafin), Slate, Crushed rock

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Off-dry
    • Acidity: High
    • Alcohol: Low
    • Body: Light
  20. Riesling (Rheingau Spatlese)
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  21. Sauvignon Blanc (Graves)
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  22. Sauvingnon Blanc (Marlborough)
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  23. Sauvingnon Blanc (Napa/Sonoma)
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  24. Sauvingnon Blanc (Sancerre)
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  25. Torrontes (Salta)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Color: Yellow with green hues
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: Perfumed, Potpourri, Orange blossom, Roses, Jasmine, Geraniam
    • Fruit: Synthetic grape, Pineapple, Guava, Papaya, Ripe Orange, Meyer lemon, Ripe peach, Melon
    • Spice/Vegetable:
    • Oak: None
    • Other: Low to Med minerality, Hand lotion, Soapy, Slight mush

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med+
    • Alcohol: Med+ to High
    • Body: Med+
  26. Viogner (California)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+ to High
    • Color: Yellow/Pale gold
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: Honeysuckle, Rose
    • Fruit: Ripe stone fruit (Apricot, Peach), Ripe mandarin orange, Ruby grapefruit, Ripe tropical (Pineapple, Mango), Fruit cocktail
    • Spice/Vegetable: Potpourri, Sweet Spice, Vanilla, Cardamon
    • Oak: None, neutral, or Low to Med
    • Other: Malolactic (Creme fraiche, Butter, Gingerbread, Yogurt), Oily, sweetened Fruit Loops, Phenolic bitterness

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry to Off-dry
    • Acidity: Low to Med
    • Alcohol: High
    • Body: Full
  27. Viognier (Condrieu)
    • Appearance
    • Intensity: Med+
    • Color: Yellow/Pale Gold
    • Other:

    • Nose
    • Intensity: High
    • Floral: Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Rose
    • Fruit: Ripe/lush stone fruit, Apricot, Peach, Peach pit, Ripe Mandarin Orange, Ruby Grapefruit, Mango, Persimmon, Fruit Cocktail
    • Spice/Vegetable: Cinnamon, Musk, Potpurri, Candied Citrus peel, Anise, Gingerbreak
    • Oak: None to neutral, Med 30% new French
    • Other: Phenolic bitterness, Stone, Granite, Malolactic (Creme Fraiche, ogurt, Butter)

    • Palate
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acidity: Med- to Med
    • Alcohol: Med+ to High
    • Body: Med+ to Full

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