Rating Wine

Wine ratings are highly subjective territory.  I’m a big believer that a wine is good if you like it. It all depends on your palate.  My zippy acidity might be your Kryptonite. Your jammy fruit-bomb might be my migraine in a bottle.  Just because I like a wine, doesn’t mean you will, too.  And vice versa.

As much as I’d like to get away from the 100 point scale for rating wine, I “grew up” with that scale, and now it’s how I think about and mentally evaluate wine.  To appeal to those of us who are visual learners, I use these fancy stars along with the ratings.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ = An EXTRAORDINARY, mind-blowing, toe-curling wine (95+).
⭐⭐⭐⭐ = An EXCELLENT, Holy Cow wine (90-94).
⭐⭐⭐ = A VERY GOOD, Mmmm-aaaah wine (85-89).
⭐⭐= A GOOD wine . . . not a great wine (80-84).
⭐= An AVERAGE, meh wine (75-79).
? = FAIL.  Palate-violating wine (⬇75).


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