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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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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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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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2012 Forciano Brunello

The 2012 Forciano Brunello di Montalcino has 15% alcohol (getting too high), cost under $50, and scored 16+ fine points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Decanted for air,…

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2017 Les Garrrigues Cotes du Rhone

The 2017 Les Garrigues Cotes du Rhone has 13.5% alcohol, cost about $15, and scored 16+ Dionysian points.¬† It was decanted for air, not sediment. It is still…

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1975 Lungarotti Rubesco Riserva

At 44 years old wit 12% alcohol, the 1975 Lungarotti Rubesco Riserva co;st under $15 back then and now scored 18 points on the dionysian scale of a…

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2018 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio

I drink very little Pinot Grigio, but the 2018 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio, at just 12% alcohol, was refreshing. It cost under $14, and scored a fine 15…

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2010 Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo

Scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 2010 Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bricco Visette cost under $30 and had 14.5% alcohol. From a fine vintage, the ruby…

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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…