Thursday, February 28, 2008

Weekly Vocabulary

I just realized it's been a while since I shared some wine vocabulary with you.

Herbaceous
A wine that has a green, vegetable smell. For example, sauvignon blanc is grassy when subtle, herbaceous when overpowering.

Herbaceous would be a great definition for California Sauvignon Blanc's which I think for the most part are grassy. It's all a matter of preference.

Hermitage
Hermitage is a wine region in southern France in the Rhône Valley. It’s rich, robust wines are made, primarily, from syrah, Grenache and mourvèdre grapes for the reds and marsanne, rousanne and viognier for the whites.
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