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2012 Nodus Bobal

The 2012 Nodus Bobal scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It has13% alcohol, and cost under $16.   The wines comes from the Valencia area in Spain…

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2013 Midbar Southern White

At 13% alcohol, costing under $15, and scoring 16 fine points on the Dionysian scale of 20, the 2013 Midbar Winery Southern White is a delightful warm weather drink….

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1982 Chateau Margaux

At $75 back then,  with 12% alcohol, the 1982 Chateau Margaux  scored 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. The one I had two years ago scored half-a-point…

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2015 Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino

A white with 13.5% alcohol, scoring 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20, and costing under $15, the 2015 Colli Di Lapio Fiano Di Avellino is a…

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2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne

Older Vintage Champagne has unique complexities. The 2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne Preminer Cru  from Vrigny in the Champagne regions of Northern France, has 12% alcohol, cost about $80,…

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1994 Cockburn’s Vintage Porto

At 20% alcohol, costing just $45 back then, the 1994 Cockburn’s Vintage Porto scored 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Blackberry and black cherry filled the nose….

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1974 Fossi Chianti Classico Riserva

At 45 years old, the 1974 Fossi Chianti Classico Riserva was remarkable! Cost under $9 back then, it has 12.5% alcohol, and scored 18+ points on the Dionysian…

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2017 Putalj & 2018 Zure Grk

Highlighting two wines from Croatia at one: The 2017 Putalj Kastelanski Crljenak is a Zinfandel. It has 15% alcohol, made in a Californian style and scored 16 points,…

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2012 Notios

At seven years old, the 2012 Notios from the Greek Peloponnisos, had 12 % alcohol, scored 15 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, and cost under $9 a…

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1975 Barbi Brunello

The 1975 Barbi Brunello de Montalcino, with 13% alcohol scored 17+ points out of the Dionysian 20. It cost below $15 back then, and at 44 years old,…