These wine ratings are based on a 100-point quality scale and are selected by each publication's unique criteria. Some wine ratings are expressed as ranges. When this occurs, we will list the highest score in the range and note the full range within the tasting note.

While ratings may influence your decision, the ultimate judgment is your palate.

WS Wine Spectator

RP Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

W&S Wine & Spirits

CG Connoisseurs' Guide

WE Wine Enthusiast

BH Allen Meadows' Burghound


TP Tasting Panel



JD Jeb Dunnuck

TA Tim Atkin

WH Whisky Advocate

JM Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy

SJ The Somm Journal  is not sponsored by, affiliated or associated with, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, The Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, Connoisseurs' Guide,, Decanter, Vinous, Jeb Dunnuck, Tim Atkin or Whisky Advocate. is not responsible for the operation of the sites listed above, nor their services or products.


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American Institute of Wine & Food
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El Dorado Winery Association
Federation of Wine and Food Societies of Australia
German Wine Estates
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German Wine Society
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International Food & Wine Society
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National Wine and Grape Industry Center
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Russian River Wine Road
Slow Food USA
The Spanish Wine Page
The Vintage Port Site
Wine Regions of the World
Wine Searcher
Wine Spectator
Yamhill County Wineries