2009 Capellana Bianco

With 12 5% alcohol, this white from the Utiel-Requena region in Spain and s made mostly from the Macabeo grape if not all. It’s the one that adds…

2018 La Vie En Rose

Showing a delightful watermelon scent, with 12.5% alcohol, and costing under $15, the 2018 Villa La Vie En Rose from Lionel Osmin & Cie scored 17 points on…

2011 Dalbosco Carmenere

Costing under $20 with 13.5% alcohol, the 2011 Dalbosco Carmenere Reserve from Chile scored a good 15+ Dionysian points out of 20. A hint of bandaid made me…

2016 Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon

With 13% alcohol, the 2016 Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina scored 16 very nice points on the Dionysian scale of 20. The wine cost under $20,…

2013 Luigi Righetti Amarone

The 2013 Luigi Righetti Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Capitel De Roari had only 14.5% alcohol like decades ago, cost about $33, and scored an impressive 17+ points, almost…

2011 Chateau Du Trignon Vacqueyras

Scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 14.5% alcoholed Rhone wine, the 2011 Chateau Du Trignon Vacqueyras cost just over $24 and at nine years-old, it…

2000 Chateau Graysac

At 12.5% alcohol, a beautiful balance you seldom see anymore, and costing about $19, the 2000 Chateau Graysac Cru Bourgeois from Medoc scored a silver medal 17 Dionysian…

1982 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

With 12.8% alcohol and costing about $19 back then, the 1982 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley in Sonoma Valley, scored 18+ points on the Dionysian scale…

Luca Bosio Dolcetto D’Alba

The 2017 Luca Bosio Dolcetto D’Alba with 13% alcohol, and costing under $16 scored a fine 16 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was still young, as…

Cune Cava

Scoring 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the Multi-Vintage Cune Cava Brut , with 11.5% alcohol, cost under $20. A lot of points for such a good…