Accolades for Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Cabernet Classics: The Recap
2004 Forgeron Cellars Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $46, QPR: 5
2005 Forgeron Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30, QPR: 4
The Wine Peeps' emphasis is on getting the most bang out of our hard-earned wine budget dollars, so we have developed two measures for rating the wines that we review. The first is QUALITY, which we measure on a5-star scale.
5 stars (out of 5): Wow!
4 stars (out of 5): Excellent
3 stars (out of 5): Good
2 stars (out of 5): Mediocre
1 star (out of 5): Ugh
Our second rating for a wine is found using the quality-to-price ratio, or QPR, for the wine. Please keep in mind that the "most bang for your buck" does not always mean the lowest price. It means that the wine has a great price compared to wines of similar quality within the same varietal/type. Mathematically, the QPR is found by dividing the average price of the wine by the average price of its peers (all wines of the same varietal/type with the same quality rating in our database). Then we rate the wine's QPR on a five-bangs scale, five being a wine that gives you the most bang for your buck. If a wine does not merit at least three stars in our QUALITY rating, we will not recommend it. Therefore, one and two star wines will have a QPR = NR. We cannot recommend that you purchase a wine, no matter how low the price, if it is not of at least good quality.
5 bangs for your buck (out of 5): Price < 50% of average of its peers
4 bangs for your buck (out of 5): Price = 50% to 74% of average of its peers
3 bangs for your buck (out of 5): Price = 75% to 99% of average of its peers
2 bangs for your buck (out of 5): Price = 100% to 125% of average of its peers
1 bang for your buck (out of 5): Price > 125% of average of its peers
NR: Not Recommended