quote:Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
So I ate a a very nice restaurant in Houston and drank 2006 Faust cabernet. I really enjoyed the wine and looked it up on Wine Spectator. To my surprise it was rated an 80 with the following notes: Dry, with savory herb, dried currant and berry fruit, this is ultimately hollow midpalate, ending with stale mineral, sage and loamy earth flavors.
How can this be? I don't think my palate is way off and everyone else at dinner enjoyed the wine ( over $100 per bottle at the restaurant)
Never forget, you did not drink the same bottle that was reviewed. Also, 80 points is considered a good wine under the WS point scale. ( and people ask why I hate point systems )
I'm confused what the over $100 price has to do with anything. A $30 wine (wholesale) does not guarantee anything, does it?
TT, if the bottle was showing well to you, that is all that really matters.