Love it or hate it....we all read the WS.
I for one, always turn to the ratings pages in the back and see "what is hot" that month.
I DO NOT purchase wines based on the WS scores, but it is always fun reading. I do however, for the most part agree with the ratings if I drink something that they have reviewed.
A few years back I purchased a 2003 Simi Cab Alexander Valley. before drinking it, i couldn't help to look it up and WS gave it an 82.
When I opened the wine I thought it was much better than an "82". . Tonight I opened another and the wine is not just good, it is awesome!!
Yes, it is 7 years old now and has revealed alot more with age. Is WS too quick to pull the trigger??
Does the WS influence your purchases? How often has everyone out there disagreed with the WS after tasting a wine??