SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Have wine makers recently uncorked the secrets to creating the perfect glass of vino? Noted critic Robert Parker, who rates wines on a 100-point scale for Wine Advocate has given a perfect score to a total of 511 wines, but this number has grown exponentially in recent years. Just five years ago, only 69 wines scored 100 “Parker Points” and in 2004, the number of perfect bottles was only 17.
So what does a perfect score from Parker mean for a particular bottle? We would like to think that 100 points means perfection, but to back up, wine production in the last 25 years has really improved. It’s much easier today with modern technology to make a really fine wine without any flaws.READ MORE: UPDATE: Oakland Officer Wounded; Barricaded Suspect Surrenders To Police
If you’re talking about giving wine more than 100 points it has to be more than just flawless. It has to be the best of the best. It’s actually a little troubling. Throughout the industry, Parker’s reviews are thought of as selecting wines that have a very lush, fruit forward character and are generally high in alcoholic content.