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Gooseberries, 'cat's pee', asparagus.

What white varietal?
Sauvignon Blanc
Loire
New Zealand
Citrus fruits, petrol, honey.

What white varietal?
Riesling
Germany.
Butter, melon, apple, pineapple, vanilla (if oaked).

What white varietal?
Chardonnay
Napa loves to oak this.
Wet wool, beeswax, honey, apple, almond.

What white varietal?
Chenin Blanc
Coteaux du Layon is a fantastic dessert wine made from this varietal.
Peaches, pear, nutmeg, apricot.

What white varietal?
Viognier
This varietal is allowed in northern rhone RED wine.
Banana, bubble-gum, red fruits.

What red varietal?
Gamay
Carbonic Maceration made this one famous.
Raspberry, cherry, violets, 'farmyard'.

What red varietal?
Pinot Noir
Oregon makes great ones.
Black cherry, mixed spices, mint, and also usually somewhat raisin characteristics.

What red varietal?
Zinfandel
This one probably came from Croatia.
Tobacco, pepper, blackberry, and usually some blue fruit as well.

What red varietal?
Syrah or Shiraz
Rhone
Herbs, black cherry, leathery, earthy.

What red varietal?
Sangiovese
Italy's big player
Black cherry, plums, pepper, coffee.

What red varietal?
Merlot
Right Bank
Blackcurrants, chocolate, mint, tobacco.

What red varietal?
Cabernet Sauvignon
Left Bank
Fruit: black currant, blackberry, black cherry

Herbal: bell pepper, asparagus (methoxy-pyrazine), green olive

Spice: ginger, green peppercorn, pimento


Bottle Age: cedar, cigar box, musk, mushroom, earth, leather

Oak (light): vanilla, coconut, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, tar
Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit: cherry, strawberry, raspberry


Floral: violet, rose petal


Oak (rarely): vanilla, coconut, sweet wood, oak, smoke, toast, tar

Carbonic Maceration: banana, bubblegum, cotton candy (spun sugar)
Gamay
Fruit: currant, black cherry, plum

Herbal: bell pepper, green olive

Floral: violet, rose

Spice: caramel, clove, bay leaf, green peppercorn


Oak (light): vanilla, coconut, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, tar

Bottle Age: truffle, mushroom, earth, coffee,leather, cedar, cigar box
Merlot
Fruit: cherry, strawberry, raspberry, ripe tomato

Terroir: mushroom, earth, barnyard, truffle, leather, meat

Floral: violet, rose petal

Spice: sassafras, rosemary, cinnamon, caraway, peppermint

Herbal: rhubarb, beet, oregano, green tomato, green tea, black olive


Oak (light): vanilla, coconut, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, tar

Bottle Age: cedar, cigar box
Pinot Noir
Fruit: strawberry, bluebarry, orange peel, plum

Floral: violet

Spice: cinnamon, clove, thyme



Oak (light): vanilla, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, tar
Sangiovese
Fruit: black currant, blackberry

Floral: grass

Herbal: sandalwood, cedar

Spice: black pepper, licorice, clove, thyme, bay leaf

Terroir: musk, civet, truffle, earth

Oak (light): vanilla, coconut, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, tar

Bottle Age: cedar, cigar box, earth, leather
Syrah
Fruit: raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, cranberry, black cherry, (jammy can be used with all)

Spice: cinnamon, black pepper


Herbal: briar, licorice, nettle

Carbonic Maceration: tutti-frutti, candy, bubblegum

Oak (light): vanilla, coconut, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, tar

Bottle Age: musk, mushroom, earth, leather cedar, cigar box
Zinfandel
Stone Fruits: apple, pear, peach, apricot

Citric Fruits: lemon, lime, orange, tangerine

Tropical Fruits: pineapple, banana, mango, guava, kiwi

Floral: acacia, hawthorn

Terroir: flint, mineral, mint

Malolactic: butter, cream, hazelnut

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast, lees, yeast

Oak (light): vanilla, sweet wood, coconut
Chardonnay
Floral: honey, honeysuckle

Fruit: quince, melon, esp. Honeydew, cantaloupe

Mineral: flint, smoke

Herbal: grass, hay


Wood: vanilla, sweet wood, oak (not usually)

Aggressive: iodine, "gym socks"
Chenin Blanc
Fruit: lemon, apple, pear

Floral: (vague)

Oak: vanilla, sweet wood, almond, smoke

Malolactic (unusual): butter, cream
Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
Floral: woodruff, rose petal, violet

Petroleum: terpene, diesel, kerosene

Stone Fruits: apple, pear, peach, apricot

Mineral: flint, steel, gunmetal

Tropical Fruits: (not usually)
Riesling
Herbaceous: grass, weeds, lemon-grass, gooseberry

Vegetal: bell pepper, green olive, asparagus, capsicum

Fruity: grapefruit, lime, melon

Malolactic: Butter, Cream

Oak(light):vanilla, sweet wood

Oak(heavy):oak, smoke, toast
Sauvignon Blanc
Floral: orange blossom, acacia, violet, honey

Herbal: mown hay, tobacco

Fruit: apricot, mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, tangerine

Spice: anise, mint

Malolactic: butter, cream

Oak (light): vanilla, sweet wood

Oak (heavy): oak, smoke, toast
Viognier
Lemon, apple, pear, and generally with a floral note tying it together.

What white varietal?
Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio