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Soft

A taste of wine usually lacking tannin. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Smooth

Absence of harshness in the taste of a wine. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Smoky

A smell and taste sometimes found in white wines. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Slightly Sweet

A degree of sweet­ness that is a barely perceptible amount of residual sugar. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Short

Used to define the finish of a wine, implying quick. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Sensory Evaluation

The evaluation of wine by sight (color and appearance), smell (aroma, bouquet, off-odors), taste (sweet, sour, bitter), and feel (viscosity, temperature, “pain” i.e. burning, tingly, or prickly sensations). Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Select

A term used to imply someth­ing special about a wine. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Sediment

Visible deposits in some wines after storage. Bottle ageing of some wines can develop same. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Sauerkraut

An off-odor. Usually due to certain lactic acid bacteria after too much secondary malolactic fermentation. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Rubber Boot, or Rubbery

See Fresno odor. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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