How to Blind Taste
Typically, wines are tasted in groups with 4 to 6 samples. Reviewers are not informed about the origin, category, year, variety, or even appellation of the wines tasted.
About the Scores
Ratings reflect what our tasters felt about their experience. Beyond the rating, we encourage you to read the accompanying tasting note to learn about the special characteristics of each wine tasted.
98–100 CLASSIC The pinnacle of quality
94–97 SUPERB A great achievement
90–93 EXCELLENT Highly recommended
87–89 VERY GOOD Often good value; well recommended
83–86 GOOD Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value
80–82 ACCEPTABLE A table wine
Wines deemed unacceptable (receiving a rating below 80 points)