The Zinfidel does not use numerical ratings.  Having been burned too many times by the numbers game of the 100 point scale, I believe it is best to just describe the wine to the best of my abilities.  If I like something you will know.  If I love it you will really know.  I try to end each description of a wine with some sort of short recommendation.  The Zinfidel encourages everyone to first and foremost listen to their own palate when it comes to wine.  The Zinfidel reserves the right to revise standards and practices.