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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…

1991 Chappellet Cabernet Sauivgnon

The 1991 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley had 13% alcohol, cost about $15 back then, and at 29 years old, the wine scored a very nice 17…

1973 BV Cabernet Sauvignon

Scoring 17 Dionysian Points, with 13% alcohol, the 1973 Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) George De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon  cost only $12 back then. At  47 years old,…

2002 Francisan Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2002 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon, at 18 years old, had 13.5% alcohol, cost just under $20, and scored a bronze 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20….

2015 Santenay

The 2015 Louis Latour Santenay has 13% alcohol, cost about $22 a bottle, and scored an excellent 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Latour…

2015 Vega Sindoa Rosa’

At 13% alcohol, this delightful 2015 Vega Sindoa Garnacha Rose’ scored 15 points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. Garnacha (grenache in France) is, I think, the best grape…

1982 Bruno Giacosa Barolo

Scoring 18+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, and with 14% alcohol, the 1982 Barolo from Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa was bought on February 24,…

1985 Conte Molini Gattinara

At 12.5% alcohol, costing under $16 back then, the 1985 Conte Molini Gattinara scored 17 Dionysian Points out of a possible 20. It was loaded with fresh road…

Quinta Do Noval 1974 Porto

Scoring 18+ Dionysian points, the 1974 Quinta Do Noval Colheita Porto cost cost about $45 when it was bottled in 2001, now worth $225. It has 20.5% alcohol,…

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…