Foxy is used to describe the aroma and flavor of wines made from the Vitis labrusca grape, which is native to North America. The consensus among wine experts is that Vitis labrusca makes a great jam but a lousy wine. The origin of the terms "foxy" and "foxy wine" is steeped in ambiguity, though all agree that foxy is anything but complimentary. Musky, grapey, soapy, and like nail varnish are among the many characteristics ascribed to the feral grape.