Remember, taste, and what taste good to you is the deciding factor on how valuable a wine is to you! I am not a wine snob; I am a wine lover. There are not many of us who can just buy cult wines or wines that are made to cellar and expensive wines that we can drink everyday or a few times a week. Most of us buy wines to drink when we want to drink them. Sure, we may have a few to cellar; I don't, not yet!
Scoring does have its place in the wine world. It helps some to determine which wines they want to purchase. Finding a wine expert that you happen to share a palate with helps when reading wine magazines. I have found that I share a similar palate with Steve Heimoff of Wine Enthusiast magazine and a love for bubbles like Andrea Immer Robinson.
Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc SRP $13.50 Highly Recommended
Domaine Carneros 2006 Brut SRP $26.00 Highly Recommended
Two totally different wines in two different price ranges, both highly recommended.