Each review carries the initials of the Wine Spectator editor who blind-tasted and scored the wine and wrote the review, based on the regional specializations indicated below:

James Laube: California

Kim Marcus: Argentina, Austria, Chile, Germany, Portugal

Thomas Matthews: Spain

James Molesworth: Bordeaux, Finger Lakes, Loire Valley, Rhône Valley, South Africa

Bruce Sanderson: Burgundy, Italy

Harvey Steiman: Australia, Oregon, Washington

MaryAnn Worobiec: California, New Zealand

Alison Napjus: Alsace, Beaujolais, Champagne, Italy

Tim Fish: California