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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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1975 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes

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

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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…

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NV Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial

The 12% alcohol NV Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial scored 15+ points on the Dionysian Scale of 20. It cost under $49. It’s sweet enough to serve with…

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2003 Chateau La Tour Blanche

The 2003 Chateau La Tour Blanche First Growth Sauternes scored 17+ points  on the Dionysian Scale. It  has 13% alcohol and cost just under $45. The wine was…