2019 Jas des Vignes Rose’

The 2019 Jas des Vignes Rose’ from Alpes de Haute-Provence has 12.5% alcohol, cost under $15, and scored 16+ points on the traditional 20-point scale of the Dionysian…

2013 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir

Scoring 17 points on the Dionysian 20-point scale, with 14.1% alcohol, and costing under $24, the 2013 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma,…

2019 Pays Du Gard Rose’

The 14.5% alcohol seems high, but I can not detect it. More French wines will say that percentage to keep from being included in the new tariffs charging…

NV Clos Amador CAVA Brut

Scoring 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the NV Clos Amador Brut CAVA Rose’ Tendre has 11.5% alcohol, cost under $16, and is worth much more. Wild…

2013 Belial Sangiovese

The 2013 (noted in Roman numerals) Poggio Anima Belial Sangiovese cost under $18, has 13% alcohol, and scored a nice 16+ on the Dionysian scale of a possible…

1977 Chambertin Clos de Beze

For $19.99 back then, (now new ones start at $300) with 13% alcohol, and even from a lesser vintage, the old Burgundy, the 1977 Chambertin Clos de Beze,…

2017 Sofia Brut Rose’

For about $19, with 12% alcohol, the 2017 Sofia Brut Rose’, from Francis Ford Coppola scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Pleasantly petulant,…

eufloria Rose’

Yes, it’s from a can. It says, “Bottled by,” but should say eulforia “canned by” Pacific Rim out of Napa, CA, but this wine is from Washington State….

Valdo Prosecco Brut

Refreshing citrus with hints of orange peel and with 11% alcohol, the NV Valdo Prosecco DOC cost under $16. It’s almost completely dry and scored 17 points on…

1999 Wolf Blass Chardonnay

The 1999 Wolf Blass President’s Selection Chardonnay from South Australia has 14% alcohol, cost under $20 back then, and scored 15+ Dionysian points out of 20. At 21…