I do wish you would adopt a favorite retailer and learn to follow your palate. Next time you don’t like a 94 pointer, recognize that there’s nothing wrong with your palate. Somebody just has a different taste profile than yours, no big deal. Just figure out what you like to drink, and realize that that is the best wine for you.
I love 88 point wines. I don’t like gobs of anything in my wine, I don’t like my wines to be thick, I don’t like my wines to be heavy, I don’t like my wines to be particularly alcoholic, I don’t like my wines to smell and taste primarily of oak. You know what, I make it a point to drink wines that I do like, not wines that get big points, and certainly not wines that don’t fit my palate profile.
So join me in drinking what you like. Find like-minded people to share your preferences with, and use wine media as a tool, not a bible.
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