3 - Excellent - Brilliant with outstanding characteristic color.
2 - Good - Clear with characteristic color.
1 - Poor - Slight haze and/or slight off color.
0 - Objectionable - Cloudy and/or off color.
AROMA AND BOUQUET
6 - Extraordinary - Unmistakable characteristic aroma of grape-variety or wine-
type. Outstanding and complex bouquet. Exceptional balance
of aroma and bouquet.
5 - Excellent - Characteristic aroma. Complex bouquet. Well balanced.
4 - Good - Characteristic aroma. Distinguishable bouquet.
3 - Acceptable - Slight aroma and bouquet. Pleasant.
2 - Deficient - No perceptible aroma or bouquet or with slight off odors.
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
5 - Excellent - All of the above but a little less. Excellent but not
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
0 - Objectionable - Objectionable or offensive flavors and/or texture.
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
9 - 11 Commercially Acceptable
6 - 8 Deficient
0 - 5 Poor and Objectionable