Favorite Wine Term

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Hey, There are some pretty funny wine terms out there,Unctuous,brambly,briary,Brick,Etc.
They all have a particular meaning and are recognized in the wine world as basic language.
Just curious, What are some of your favorite terms? Dick,David?
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I'm not Dick or David but my favorite was the one that was like a stable, or leathery...what is that????? Chewy wine....
There are funky terms you don't hear associated with food. I've noticed most serious wine guys don't like to talk characteristics while they drink....
 
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Assertive! I'm not a wine drinker, but if I was, I'd want an "assertive" wine. Yep, wine with an attitude, wine that will get mean if you refuse the bottle because it's corked. It's the wine terms based on human characteristics that I find amusing.
 
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Shroomgirl, leathery,Tobacco,barnyard.these are terms associated with many wines of Graves, Chewy refers to a wine that has a lot of tannins,young and full bodied PS I know you are not Dick or David.
Greg assertive is a term used for a wine with a forward (up front)flavor and nose. Again assertive wines are young,when different components are vying for your attention
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isa

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My favourite wine term? More please.
 
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I like a red wine with "blackberry" flavors. I used to make a blackberry wine, but its lots easier to buy a red wine that's naturally like this.
 
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A fiend of mine used to make up funny wine descriptions. May favorites were "sporty" and "jumpy".
 
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Yep barnyard....that's the term I find "amusing"....like who would really want to drink "barnyard"????
Then the question also becomes was that the intent of the winemaker? Then the WHY question comes out....then the so what foods would you serve with "barnyard">
thought process of a shroomgirl.

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If you like "Grapey" wines You might want to try a number of Gamey based wines and wines from southern Burgundy like Beaujolais Village,Brouilly,Fleurie are some examples of wines that are lighter in body and has more upfront fruit flavors.
I know Barnyard sounds funny,but it is a component of many layers of flavor,so it actually adds to the complexity of the wine and is a desired nuisance as is Leather and tobacco. The toasted oak,and fruit and acids all come together to make a harmonious wine.
If it is a fine Graves like Haut-Brion,La Mission Haut-Brion, I would keep the food simple,Roasted meats or stewed meats,Not to heavy on the spice,so the wine controls the stage
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I just reliezed I said Gamey based wines,I meant GAMAY The grape,sorry

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You don't think 'peppery" works as a wine term? I have a had lot of wines that fit that description.
 
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Ok kids no cat fights


Flabby wines are beat,No acid no structure,no taste. It's about balance
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Ok kids no cat fights


Flabby wines are beat,No acid no structure,no taste. It's about balance
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