Rating System

We use the following symbols when rating wines:

95-100   

Wines achieving nirvana

90-94

Wines of noted excellence
86-89

extremely enjoyable wines with many qualities
83-85

enjoyable wines with attributes
80-82

unremarkable wine, but still enjoyable
  Wines scoring under 80 are not reviewed

2 glasses We both agree —a brilliant wine!
drink now Drink now and over the next 2 years
drink or cellar Drink now and over the next 5 years
cellar

Place in cellar

We use the following criteria to mark a wine as exceptional Value

80-82
 
Under $10
 
83-85

Under $12

86-89

Under $15

90-94

Under $19 

95-100   Under $50