Light refers to the texture, weight, color, and/or percentage of alcohol of a wine (any wine below 12% alcohol would be considered light). A rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is anything but light, whereas a Pinot Noir tends be lighter bodied and lower in alcohol. A good example of a light red wine is a nouveau Beaujolais. However, if a wine wasn't intended to be light, this term is used to mean watery or weak. See also body.