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1978 Vallana Spanna

At 41 years old, this 12.5% alcohol 1978 Vallana Spanna Del Piemonte scored 19 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It was vermilion with a…

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1975 Chianti Spalletti Riserva

The 1975 Poggio Reale Chianti Spalletti Riserva  cost under $10 back then, has a delightful 12% alcohol, and scored 18+ points our of 20 on the specific and…

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2014 Rosso Piceno

The 2014 De Angelis Rosso Piceno Superiore  has 13% alcohol, cost about $15, and scored 16 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Ruby red, light…

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1974 Nardi Brunello di Montalcino

At perfection, the 1974 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria Casale Del Bosco, with 12.5% alcohol, scored 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Still red with an…

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2015 Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino

A white with 13.5% alcohol, scoring 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20, and costing under $15, the 2015 Colli Di Lapio Fiano Di Avellino is a…

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1974 Fossi Chianti Classico Riserva

At 45 years old, the 1974 Fossi Chianti Classico Riserva was remarkable! Cost under $9 back then, it has 12.5% alcohol, and scored 18+ points on the Dionysian…

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1975 Barbi Brunello

The 1975 Barbi Brunello de Montalcino, with 13% alcohol scored 17+ points out of the Dionysian 20. It cost below $15 back then, and at 44 years old,…

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1998 Gaja Barbaresco

Gaja is the master of Barbaresco and this 21 year-old example proves it. The 1998 Gaja Barbaresco, with 14% alcohol, savored with Dionysian Robert Bucknam, scored 19 points…

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1997 Sartori Amarone

The excellent 1997 Sartori Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico scored 18 Dionysian points, a gold score; has 14% alcohol when they usually have 15%, and cost under $22 back…

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1999 Ornellaia

Scoring 19 points on the Dionysian scale of 20-possible-points, the 1999 Ornellaia, at twenty years old, is at its peak. Still ruby with a tinge of orange on the…