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  • 1. 
    The most commonly made red varietal wine in California starts with this grape
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 2. 
    Used for sparkling wine production in California and France
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 3. 
    Grown in the best vineyards in the Burgundy district of France
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 4. 
    When off odors, particularly the acetaldehyde odor of oxidation, predominate in a wine
    • A. 

      The wine is likely too young

    • B. 

      The wine is likely dead

    • C. 

      The wine is likely made from Zinfandel


  • 5. 
    Grown in the best vineyards of Bordeaux, France
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 6. 
    Refer to the five wines marked A, B, C, D, and E in the article "Napa Pinot Noirs Still Rank at the Top" (page 177) from the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 8, 1991. Which wine has an off odor?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 7. 
    Descriptors from the floral and tropical fruit segments of the aroma wheel are used less often for red table wines than they are for white table wines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    The higher alcohol contents and stronger odors of red wines, when compared to white wines, might lead you to have more olfactory fatigue while tasting red wines versus white wines?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    The most commonly made blush varietal wine in California starts with this grape
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 10. 
    A California wine made from Pinot Noir grapes with warmer fermentation temperatures and oak aging would be?
    • A. 

      A Beaujolais-style wine

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir Blanc

    • C. 

      Gamay Nouveaux

    • D. 

      A Burgundian-style wine

    • E. 

      Pinot Oakeaux


  • 11. 
    From the Rhone Valley of France, called Petite Sirah by some california wineries
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 12. 
    Most vegetative/erbaceous red wine on the list
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 13. 
    Most likely to be vinified by carbonic maceration
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 14. 
    A fruity raspberry aroma is typical of this variety when young; originally from Italy
    • A. 

      Gamay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 15. 
    Refer to the five wines marked A, B, C, D, and E in the article "Napa Pinot Noirs Still Rank at the Top" (page 177) from the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 8, 1991. Which of the sound wines would you predict to have the shortest aging life in the bottle?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 16. 
    Which odor descriptors would you expect to find in the bottle bouquet of a fine, well-aged 1978 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon?
    • A. 

      Bell pepper, eucalyptus, mint

    • B. 

      Rose, cassis, black pepper

    • C. 

      Tobacco, coffee, chocolate, soy

    • D. 

      Cherry, cedar, cut green grass

    • E. 

      Acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate, geranium


  • 17. 
    Which odor descriptor would you expect to find in a fine bottle of 1992 Napal Valley Carbenet Sauvignon?
    • A. 

      Bell pepper, eucalyptus, mint, maybe berries, cassis

    • B. 

      Rose, cassis, black pepper

    • C. 

      Tobacco, coffee, chocolate, soy

    • D. 

      Cherry, cedar, cut green grass

    • E. 

      Acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate, geranium


  • 18. 
    Which odor descriptor would you expect to find in a fine bottle of Napal Valley Carbenet Sauvignon that was spoiled by vinegar bacteria?
    • A. 

      Strong bell pepper, eucalyptus, mint

    • B. 

      Rose, cassis, black pepper

    • C. 

      Tobacco, coffee, chocolate, soy

    • D. 

      Cherry, cedar, cut green grass

    • E. 

      Acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate


  • 19. 
    Which red table wind on the list below would you predict would have the darkest color and most tannin? It also can have an aroma of fresh ground black pepper. All are from the same vintage
    • A. 

      Zinfandel

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Gamay Beaujolais

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Merlot


  • 20. 
    Which sensory change on the lit below would you not expect as a fine bottle of Carbenet Sauvignon ages?
    • A. 

      The red color becomes more tawny

    • B. 

      The tannins polymerize and the wine feels less rough

    • C. 

      The total acid content increases

    • D. 

      The odors and flavors become more complex and subtle

    • E. 

      A sediment forms


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