How do different wines taste?

What is the relationship between wine varieties and flavor components? This visualization attempts to show the strength of these relationships. I culled descriptive flavor words from over 5,000 published wine tasting notes written between 1995-2000 in a major Australian wine magazine. Written by Carl Tashian for Visualizing the Five Senses, a class at ITP @ NYU. Special thanks to chef Adam Melonas and sommelier Maria José Huertas for categorizing the flavor words.