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Chateau Lafite 1970 vs 1975

  Both wines cost about $24 back then. That’s right, not $1,124, just $24. Both with 12% alcohol, and both areĀ  my last bottles of those years. The…

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The 1974 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley had 13% alcohol, cost under $12 back then, and scored a gold 18+ points on the Dionysian scale of…

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2006 Basa

From Rueda, Spain, the 2006 Basa cost under $14, has 13% alcohol, and scored 15+ points on the 20-point scale the Dionysian Society, International uses to rate wines….

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2018 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio

I drink very little Pinot Grigio, but the 2018 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio, at just 12% alcohol, was refreshing. It cost under $14, and scored a fine 15…

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2006 Drouhin Chablis

The 2006 Joesph Drouhin Domaine de Vaudon Chablis had 12.5% alcohol, cost under $24, and scored a fine 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was straw…

1973 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Costing just $15 back then, with 12.1% alcohol, and scoring 17 points on the Dionysian scale, the 1973 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Saint Gutrons from Pauillac in Bordeaux was beautiful….

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2013 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne

Scoring 17+ points, nearly gold, and costing about $100, with 14% alcohol, the 2013 Corton-Charlemagne from Louis Latour, a Grand Cru White Burgundy was filled with apple, mineral,…

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1994 Fantinel Picolit

The Picolit grape is rare in Italy. It developed a genetic problem; fewer and fewer grapes are forming. The 1994 Fantinel Picolit reminded me of the 1969, the…

2004 Tohu Sauvignon Blanc

The 2004 YOHU Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, has 13% alcohol, cost under $15, and scored a fine 16 Dionysian points on their 20-point…

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2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay

Costing about $15, with 13.5% alcohol and scoring an excellent 17 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay from Sonoma County is made in a…