A wine with a higher rating is normally more expensive than average wines, although this is not always true and we offer a wide variety of 90+ rated wines for under $20! Rating scales are useful if you’d like to try a new wine and don’t want an unpleasant surprise.
A major drawback to wine ratings? The score given to wine depends on the person doing the rating.
If you are interested in a wine with an mediocre rating, it’s always a good idea to go back and read the notes to see what or who produced the score. Find someone whose taste in wines runs parallel to your own and see what they thought about that wine you’d like to try or buy.
Of course, this means you’ll have to sample a few bottles to rate the raters before you find one you’ll agree with. Take your time, develop your palate, take notes and have fun and remember, we are always here to help with suggestions!