There are thousands of primary wine grape varieties grown worldwide. To help navigate this vast landscape, we visualized the flavors in 10 of the most widely planted wines.

Age and origin affect the flavors and character of every variety. Pinot Noir from Burgundy, for example, is generally characterized by earthy acidity, whereas California Pinot Noir tends to have red, fruity flavors. These illustrated images provide a helpful overview of the flavors in your favorite wines.

Here are the flavors in 10 popular wine varieties, visualized.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon


The flavors in Chardonnay


The Flavors in Merlot Wine

Pinot Grigio

The Flavors in Pinot Grigio Wine

Pinot Noir

The flavors in Pinot Noir wine.


The flavors in Riesling wine

Sauvignon Blanc

The flavors in Sauvignon Blanc


The flavors in Syrah wine


Flavors in Tempranillo wine


The flavors in Zinfandel wine