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1974 Baxter Hills Pinot Noir

At just 12.5% alcohol, costing about $12 back then, and scoring a good 16+ Dionysian points, the 1974 Baxter Hills Pinot Noir Napa Valley, from Rutherford, was exceptional…


Scoring 18+ Dionysian Points, with 13.5% alcohol, and costing under $20 back then, the 42 year old 1978 Prunotto Barolo, served with lasagna, was wonderful! Road tar, dried…


2009 Vacqueyras

At a decade old, the 2009 Lang des Caillous Vacqueyras from the Rhone Valley, scored an excellent 18 Dionysian points out of 20.  With 14% alcohol, and costing…


Champagne Mailly

With 12 % alcohol, scoring a fine 17 Dionysian points, and costing under $40, the MV Champagne Mailly Grand Cru has a fine bead, nice toasty notes, and…


2008 La Grande Dame

At 12% alcohol, the 2008 La Grande Dame Brut from Veuve Clicquot scored 19+ Dionysian points from a possible 20. It cost around $165. It has French bread…


2015 Luca Bosio Arneis

With 13% alcohol, this 2015 Luca Bosio Arneis from the Langhe in Italy’s northern Piedmont region scored 18 gold medal points on the Dionysian scale of a possible…


Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noir

Scoring 16+ Dionysian points, with 12% alcohol, and costing about $25, a little more than half that for a 375ml, the Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs was charming….


2009 Domaine Le Fay D’ Homme

Muscadet should be drunk quite young with seafood, but the 2009 Domaine Le Fay D’Homme Muscadet Serve et Maine scored 15+ Dionysian points, has 12% alcohol, and cost…


2003 Erbaluce Di Caluso

Imported by Skandis Fine Wines, the 12.5% alcohol Italian white was over its peak, but still scored a drinkable 14 points of the 20-point Dionysian scale. The 2003…


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…