About Wine Spectator Ratings
With over 12,000 wines to try each year,
relies on a team of editors, each with regional
specializations. All wines are tasted blind in their category, so editors
know the region or grape variety they are tasting, but not the producer or price.
Wines are only unveiled after scores are noted. The tasting panel at Wine Spectator
rate wines on the 100-point scale with the final score denoting the wine's overall quality.
Many wines are re-tasted to confirm initial impressions.