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1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto

With 20.5% alcohol, from an exceptional vintage year, the 1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto scored 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It cost under…

1976 Chateau Romer du Mayot Sauternes

Scoring 19+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 1976 Chateau Romer du Mayot Sauternes was pure gold, both in color and in quality. The…

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…

1990 Chateau d’Yquem

At perfect peak, the 1990 Chateau d’Yquem Sur-Saluces Sauternes, with 13% alcohol, costing nearly $65 then, scored 19 points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. The wine was still…

2011 Selbach-Oster Riesling Auslese

At 7.5% alcohol and scoring 18 poimnts on the Dioinysian scale of 20, this 375ml bottle of the 2011 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Auslese from the Mosel Saar…

1969 Chateau de Puig-Parahy Rivesaltes

After host a unique Vertical Tasting of Rivesaltes, the 1969 Chateau de Puig-Parahy Rivesaltes from southern France was selected as the best among the 40 guests. It was…

1983 Tokai Aszu

The 1983 Tokaji Aszu scored 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian Scale. It cost only $16 back then and its14.5% alcohol showed no heat. This Hungarian wine was…

2015 Vietti Moscato d’Asti

The 2015 Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d’Asti at 5%alcohol was the perfect way to end the evening meal. It scored 17+ Dionysian points, cost under $18 and comes from…

1975 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes

Getting 19 Dionysian points, ┬áthe 13% alcohol 1975 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes cost under $25 back then. Apricot, peach and honey flooded the aroma. It was soft…

45 North Ice Wine 2013

Scoring 18+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 45 North Vineyard & Winery 2013 Riesling Ice Wine from the Old Mission Peninsula in Lake Leelanau, Michigan, cost…