I do enjoy a good glass of wine. I believe everyone has a different version of what they think is good wine. One flavor in wine that I do not like are the strong citrus flavors. I found a site called Cards of Wine. Cards of Wine break down the flavors, which may aid me in avoiding the higher citrus flavors and high acidity wines.
There have been many occasions where I bought a wine that sounded very good. In some of these cases, I later sampled the wine and found it too strong in citrus for me, and I could not even drink it, so, sadly, down the drain it went.
I can take a little citrus flavor, but I simply can’t drink it when it gets too intense.
On the wine cards, they say lemon, lime, and grapefruit contain a lot of acids. Here are the wines they list in that category Chablis, Dry Riesling, Vermentino, Verdejo, Albarino, and Txakoli.
They talk of another category that is sweet citrus. It makes sense to me that I would prefer this over the high acidic citrus wines.
Oranges, Mandarins, and Apricots fall into this category. Rieslings or Chardonnays from warmer climates and Gewurztraminers are suggested to find these flavors. If you want a wine that leans toward apricot, they suggest Tokaji. (I was just reading the Tokaji is very sweet so I probably would not like it)
I mostly love Chardonnay. Every once in a while, I will have a Chardonnay that this way too acidic for me. I did a blog post on
Let’s Talk About Chardonnay
which talks about which ones lean more toward a more robust citrus flavor. It seems I should get Chardonnay that grows in warmer climates.
I hope this helps the white wine drinker in their quest to buy specific wines. If you love or want to avoid the more acidic citrus flavors, you will have some basis of information.
Happy Wine, Sipping, Everyone!