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Wine Ratings

The 100-point rating system is used by a variety of published wine critics including Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Advocate, to name a few. Because rating wine is very subjective and open to individual interpretation, the scores should be used as a guide for comparing similar wines. Remember that a high score does not mean that you will like the wine. The rating tells us that the wine is a very good or great representation of the varietal and style. Also remember that not all wines are rated, so a lack of a score does not mean a lack of quality.


Score Range Description
95 - 100 Best in class. These wines represent the greatest expression of their types and vintage.
90 - 94 Excellent. These wines are well made with outstanding characteristics.
85 - 89 Very good. These wines often offer great quality and value for the price.
80 - 84 Good. These are solid wines that are representative of their region and varietal.
Below 80 Not all critics will post reviews below 80.

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Abbreviation Published Wine Critic
CG Connoisseurs' Guide
IW International Wine Sellers
JS James Suckling
RP Robert Parker
T Tanzer
W Wine & Spirits
WA Wine Advocate
WE Wine Enthusiast
WN Wine News
WS Wine Spectator