Rating System

We use the following symbols when rating wines:

5 stars Wines achieving nirvana
4 stars Wines of excellence
3 stars Wines well worth trying
2 stars Wines below average, but drinkable
1 star Wines better avoided, unless desperate
half star Represents a half star
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

          Under $10 
4 stars Under $14
4.5 stars Under $18
5 stars Under $40