The vintage score indicates the general quality of the wines on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale. A vintage that has been fully evaluated is given a single score. A score range, rather than a single score, indicates preliminary analysis based on unfinished barrel samples or a limited sampling of bottled wines before most of the wines have been released. Following are definitions of our scores:

  • 95-100 - Classic: Great wines
  • 90-94 - Outstanding: Wines of superior character and style
  • 85-89 - Very good: Wines with special qualities
  • 80-84 - Good: Solid, well-made wines
  • 75-79 - Mediocre: Drinkable wines that may have minor flaws
  • 50-74 - Not recommended