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