This article is from the WineMaking FAQ, by malak@CAM.ORG (Don Buchan) with numerous contributions by others.
The first and best piece of advice is to try a bottle of that wine
yourself. What someone else likes may be what you dislike, and vice
versa. Their descriptions may prove hard for some people to recognize
in the glass in front of them, and irrelevant.
Next is to take the plunge and make that kind of wine yourself. In the
process, refer to section G27. HOW TO KNOW WHEN A WINE IS READY TO
There is also an FAQ on the topic of wine itself, which may be useful
in determining the answer to your question, which is available at:
You can also ask Peter Granoff of Virtual Vineyards, "The Cork Dork",
who's a sommelier. His address is pgranoff&virtualvin.com (&=@), and
his page is at:
Such questions are not unwelcome in the group; you may get an answer
that you want, or you may get answers along the lines of the above.