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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…