2000 and 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
vintages look similar when comparing score and price as the average score for the 2000 vintage is 88 points with an average $60 price tag while the 2001 averages only a point higher with 89 and a $65 price tag. But when comparing values between the combined two vintages, 2000 has only 34 great values while 2001 has 65 great values and three outstanding values (more than 75% off the average price). The 2001 Simi, Alexander Valley Landslide Vineyard at $27 for a 94-point wine is 15% of the average $177 price for a similar scoring wine. The 2001 Columbia Crest, Grand Estates Columbia Valley scored 88 points and at $8 earns a 19% QPR (Quality-Price-Ratio) rating. For a dollar less, the 2001 Columbia Crest, Two Vines Columbia Valley earns an 18% QPR as the average 87-point scoring wine is $39 for the combined vintages.
For great values, the 2001 Quilceda Creek from Washington tops the list scoring 96 points and at $115, the wine is 29% of the average price for a similiar scoring wine. Another top rated great value is the 2001 Turnbull Wine Cellars from Oakville, at $29 it earns a 27% QPR.