4.7 – 5.0 The finest of all! Best of the best! Cream of the Crop! Special-occasions type of wine. Some might be a little pricy, but every drop is worthy.
4.0 – 4.6 Oh this is good! Keep them to impress that special someone, or for classy wine night shared with special people.
3.1 – 3.9 This ok! Pleasant. But don’t be demanding. If combined with good food and the very best of company, you will have a great moment.
2.3 – 3.0 Ok, this is weird. I don’t think I want to have it again, but please make your own opinion.
1.0 – 2.2 Don’t try this, I already sacrificed myself for you.
0.0 – 0.9 For the moment I have not found a wine so bad that deserves this raking. It is hard for to believe that there will be, as every wine took a complicated process and effort from the people involve. I truthfully hope I don’t ever use this range.
Fruitiness: Depends on how many layers of fruits can be savoured. For red wines, there is likely to be cranberry, raspberry and mulberry. For white wines, you may be able to find hues of guava, peaches and pineapple. Ideally it should be possible to distinguish these different layers of fruits.
Sourness: This tells a lot about the wine because the better it was fermented and the better type of sealing it was used, the less sour it will be. Unless it was intentionally allowed to get a sour taste. Too little sourness will make the wine taste like a fruit juice and too much sourness will make the alcohol taste too strong.
Tannin: It is found only in red wines, and it comes from the grapes skin. Tannin is red wines natural antioxidant, thus less preservatives are needed. The more tannin a wine has, the drier it feels. Merlot usually has low tannin but a Cabernet Sauvignon would be terrible without enough tannin.
Sweetness: Fruitiness does not defines how sweet a wine can be. Normally white and Rose wines are sweeter that red ones. Some people prefer sweeter wines that dry ones, but it is all personal opinion. Personally I think it all goes down to when, where, with what and with who are you having the wine. And it is important to bear in mind that not because a wine is sweet, it alcohol content is less. There are many drink that because they are sweet you cannot feel the alcohol, but they are also very strong.
Style: I rank this as light, medium and strong. It depends on how easy it is to drink and the finishing taste it leaves at the end.
Body: It is the maturity of the wine, how long does it feels that it has been fermented and it also depends on how watery it feels. If we think of a wine in a meeting room and you are the boss, the wine with the highest body would be like the one who brings more important and useful suggestions and opinions to the table.