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2011 Dalbosco Viognier Reserve

With 14% alcohol, the 2011 Dalbosco Viognier Reserve from D.O. Limari Valley in Chile, scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It cost under $16. The wine,…

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2012 Koyle Carmenere

At 14.5% alcohol, the 2012 Koyle Royale Carmenere from Alto Colchagua  in Chile, scored a pleasant 16 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Some green…

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2014 Palmaris Pinot Noir

Costing about $30, with 12.4% alcohol, the 2014 Palmaris Pinot Noir Reserve from Tomasello Winery scored a fine 15 points on the Dionysian scale. Light in color like…

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1999 Blandy’s Malmsey

The 1999 Blandy’s Malmsey Coleitha Madeira cost around $75, has 19.5% alcohol, and scored a superb 18+ Dionysian points. It was golden brown, with caramel aromas. This 20-year-old…

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1976 and 1920 Madeira

The 1976 Terrantez Blandy’s Madeira scored 18+ points on the Dionysian scale. It cost $150, and has 20% alcohol.  It is the rarest of all the Madeira, and…

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2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva

Cherry aromas, laced with spices, vanilla, and hints of chocolate flow from this wine. The 2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva, cost under $24, has 13% alcohol, and scored…

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2000 Painter Bridge Zin-Shiraz

At 19 years old, the 2000 Painter Bridge Zinfandel – Shiraz  from San Jose, California scored an impressive 18 points on the Dionysian 20-point Scale. It was silky…

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2015 Barossa Valley Estate GSM

Scoring 17 fine points on  the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2015 Barosssa Valley Estate GSM has 14% alcohol, and cost about $20. GSM stands for…

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2010 Chateau du Puy Bordeaux

Scoring 17+ Dionysian Points, at 14.5% alcohol, and costing just under $40, the 2010 Chateau du Puy from Montagne Saint-Emillon is almost ready.  It comes from an outstanding…

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2018 & 2016 White & Red Bordeaux

Legende is from Domaines Barons de Rothschild and they make a basic, but quite good red and white Bordeaux. The Legende 2018 White Bordeaux  has 12% alcohol, cost…