Wine Advocate 90 plus Red Wines Under $20
Wine Advocate 90 plus White Wines Under $20
Wine Advocate (WA), a leading wine publication with the most influential wine writer Robert Parker Jr., is regarded as the most followed wine consumer guide.
Robert Parker's rating system employs a 50-100 point quality scale.
96-100: An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.
90 - 95: An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
80 - 89: A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
70 - 79: An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
60 - 69: A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
50 - 59: A wine deemed to be unacceptable.
Scores in parentheses indicate that the wine was tasted from barrel.