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2016 Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc

At 14,5% alcohol, the 2010 Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Franc scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It is still very young; deep purple-red…

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2006 Paul Jaboulet Cote Rotie

The 13 year old, 2006 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cote Rotie Les Jumelles¬† had 13.5% alcohol, cost $65 then, and worth $95 now, scored 18+ points on the Dionysian…

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1970 Chateau Saint-Paul Bordeaux

Costing just $4. 82 back then, with 11.5% alcohol, this 49 year-old Bordeaux scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. The 1970 Grand Vin…

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2010 Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo

Scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 2010 Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bricco Visette cost under $30 and had 14.5% alcohol. From a fine vintage, the ruby…

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2008 Chateau Pontac Monplaisir

With 14% alcohol, scoring 15+ points on the Dioinysian scale, and costing about $16, the 2008 Chateau Pontac Monplaisir from Pessac- Leognan, a part of Graves in Bordeaux…

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2016 Do Tejo Bridao Reserva Tinto

With a high 15% alcohol, its only drawback, the 2016 Do Tejo Bridao Reserva is purple and still a baby. It cost under $15 and scored a good…

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NV Bianchi Brut

The Non-Vintage Bianchi Brut from San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina, has 12 % alcohol, cost under $20, and scored an impressive 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Made…

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2015 Atlantis

The 2015 Estate Argyros “Atlantis¬†“,is 13.5% alcohol, cost under $15, and scored a fine 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. This Greek wine is…

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NV Ca’ Furlan Prosecco

  The Non-Vintage Ca Furlan Prosecco Cuvee Beatrice Extra Dry scored 15+ points out of the Dionysian 20, has 11% alcohol, and cost around $16. It has a…

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1985 Chianti Colli Senesi

With 12.5% alcohol, the 1985 Chianti Colli Senesi from Fattoria Di Pietrafitea¬† located in San Gimignano cost only $8 back then and not a lot more today. It…