Understanding wine descriptions can be an important part of buying wines. We often rely on wine reviews, expert or not, to determine which wines we would like. That means we are trusting the reviewer and their wine descriptions to help us avoid buying the wrong wine.
Wine descriptions can run the gamut from the use of common fruits aromas we are all familiar with to exotic and sometimes bizarre terms like "forest floor", "wet stone", and "barnyard". What do these wine descriptions mean? Some of these terms point out common wine faults, while others describe expressions on the grape varietal that are a sign of a well-made wine.
List Of Wine Descriptions Examples By Varietal
To help you get a feel for what is typical here are some common wine descriptions examples listed under specific varietals.
Late Harvest Moscato