Rating System

We feel that while scores are valuable to consumers, they are merely a tool and cannot accurately convey the full experience of any wine. That is why you will see them at the end of our reviews, not as the lead.

Note: An * on a wine’s price indicates that the wine was received as a sample.

Corks (1-5)
What does it mean?  100-point equivalent
5 Extraordinary, Can’t Recommend it More 97-100
4-half 94-96
4 Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended 90-93
3-half 88-89
3  Very Good, Recommended 85-87
2-half 80-84
2  Average 78-79
1-half 75-77
1  Not Recommended 74 or fewer