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Acetic is vinegar or acetic acid is the taste or smell that develops when a wine is overexposed to air.

Body
is the weight and texture of a wine -- sometimes refers to the alcohol content of the wine.

Brix Term used to measure the sugar content of grapes, grape juice (must) or wine. Grapes are generally harvested at 20 to 25 Brix, resulting in alcohol after fermentation of 11.5 to 14 percent.

Cooked
Heavy, pruney flavor; also refers to wines from very hot growing regions or wines that are overripe.

Fat means full of body and flavor.

Flinty is a dry, mineral character (especially limestone) that comes from certain soils. Wines grown in this characteristic soil are often French Chablis and Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs (Sancerre).

Green is a tarty, unfruity wine made from unripe grapes.

Legs are the viscous rivulets that run down the side of the glass.

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light in alcohol but also refers to texture and weight or how the wine feels in the mouth. Lightness is good in some wines, no so good in others.

Length is a longlasting aftertaste.

Maderized is wine that has oxidized and has a brown or amber color with a stale odor.

Muscular refers to a vigorous fruit flavor with a powerful body and flavor; robust.

Spritzy is the slight bite of carbon dioxide, common to some wines that have not aged.

Sweet Likely indicates the presence of residual sugar, when grape sugar is not completely converted to alcohol.

Woody Excessive aromas of wood, such as oak, common to wines aged overlong in cask or barrel.


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