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Wine Evaluation Chart
A
Name: _________________________________
Date: _________________________________
W
Place: _________________________________
Theme: _______________________________
S
See Reverse Side for Scoring Guidelines
Appearance
Aroma /
Taste /
Aftertaste
Overall
Total
Wine
Price
Bouquet
Texture
Impression
Score
3 Max
6 Max
6 Max
3 Max
2 Max
20 Max
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wine Evaluation Chart
A
Name: _________________________________
Date: _________________________________
W
Place: _________________________________
Theme: _______________________________
S
See Reverse Side for Scoring Guidelines
Appearance
Aroma /
Taste /
Aftertaste
Overall
Total
Wine
Price
Bouquet
Texture
Impression
Score
3 Max
6 Max
6 Max
3 Max
2 Max
20 Max
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
The American Wine Society is a national non-profit consumer organization
APPEARANCE
which is dedicated to educating its members and the general public about
3 - Excellent
- Brilliant with outstanding characteristic color.
wine appreciation, production and use. The society is an independent
2 - Good
- Clear with characteristic color.
organization with no commercial affiliation.
1 - Poor
- Slight haze and/or slight off color.
The society has chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
0 - Objectionable - Cloudy and/or off color.
Membership is open to anyone interested in wine - amateur, enthusiast or
AROMA AND BOUQUET
professional.
6 - Extraordinary - Unmistakable characteristic aroma of grape-variety or wine-
For further information contact:
AMERICAN WINE SOCIETY
type. Outstanding and complex bouquet. Exceptional balance
P. O. Box 3330
of aroma and bouquet.
Durham, NC 27703
5 - Excellent
- Characteristic aroma. Complex bouquet. Well balanced.
PHONE / FAX 919-403-0022
4 - Good
- Characteristic aroma. Distinguishable bouquet.
dautlick@americanwinesociety.com
3 - Acceptable
- Slight aroma and bouquet. Pleasant.
2 - Deficient
- No perceptible aroma or bouquet or with slight off odors.
WINE AROMA WHEEL
1 - Poor
- Off odors.
0 - Objectionable - Objectionable or offensive odors.
TASTE AND TEXTURE
6 - Extraordinary - Unmistakable characteristic flavor of grape-variety or wine-
type. Extraordinary balance. Smooth, full-bodied and
overwhelming.
5 - Excellent
- All of the above but a little less. Excellent but not
overwhelming.
4 - Good
- Characteristic grape-variety or wine-type flavor. Good
balance. Smooth. May have minor imperfections.
3 - Acceptable
- Undistinguished wine but pleasant. May have minor off flavors.
May be slightly out of balance, and/or somewhat thin or rough.
2 - Deficient
- Undistinguished wine with more pronounced faults than above.
1 - Poor
- Disagreeable flavors, poorly balanced, and/or unpleasant
texture.
Soapy
0 - Objectionable - Objectionable or offensive flavors and/or texture.
Fishy
AFTERTASTE
3 - Excellent
- Lingering outstanding aftertaste.
2 - Good
- Pleasant aftertaste.
1 - Poor
- Little or no distinguishable aftertaste.
0 - Objectionable - Unpleasant aftertaste.
OVERALL IMPRESSION
TOTAL SCORES
2 - Excellent
18 - 20 Extraordinary
1 - Good
15 - 17 Excellent
0 - Poor
12 - 14 Good
(Copyright American Soc. for
9 - 11 Commercially Acceptable
Enology and Viticulture, A.C.Noble,
Am J. Enol. Vitic.38:143,1987) Colored
6 - 8 Deficient
laminated plastic copies of the aroma wheel
may be obtained from A.C.Noble, Dept. Vit.&
0 - 5 Poor and Objectionable
Enol., University of California, Davis, CA 95616 -
Fax 916/752/0382 - Phone 916/752/0387.
All profits support wine sensory research.
Soapy
Fishy
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