A semiquantitative, automated headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) method has been developed on the Agilent 5975 Series GC/MSD System using synchronous Selected Ion Monitoring (SIM)/scan detection to measure 61 volatile compounds in wine. The method was used to analyze 24 commercial U.S. Cabernet Sauvignon varietal and blended wines. The results were compared to a descriptive sensory analysis of the wines to develop a rapid, targeted profiling method that was able to predict a number of aroma sensory descriptors. This work will help the U.S. wine industry define current Cabernet Sauvignon wine styles and identify areas that require further market development.
Publication number: 5991-3682EN.pdf
Publication Date: December 6, 2013