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1994 Bernardus Chardonnay

Costing $14  25 years ago, the 1994 Bernardus Chardonnay from Monterey County, California, had 13.3 % alcohol, very specific for back then, was still drinkable last night, but…

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2017 Bellview Gruner Veltliner

With 12.7% alcohol, costing about $20, and scoring 17 outstanding points on the Dionysian scale, the 2017 Bellview Gruner Veltliner from New Jersey’s Outer Coastal Plain AVA is…

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The 1974 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley had 13% alcohol, cost under $12 back then, and scored a gold 18+ points on the Dionysian scale of…

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2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay

Costing about $15, with 13.5% alcohol and scoring an excellent 17 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay from Sonoma County is made in a…

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2013 Carpe Diem Chardonnay

The 2013 Carpe Diem Chardonnay from the Anderson Valley in California, cost under $25, had 13.2% alcohol, and scored 17 Dionysian points.  It was straw- yellow, had apple,…

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1999 Clos La Chance Chardonnay

The 1999 Clos La Chance scored 18+ points (gold) on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It had13.8% alcohol, a bit high, cost under $25 and was remarkable at 20…

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2016 Two Angles Petite Sirah

The 2016 Two Angles Red hills Lake County Petite Sirah has 14,3% alcohol, good for a Petite Sirah, scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale and cost under…

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2016 Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc

At 14,5% alcohol, the 2010 Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Franc scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It is still very young; deep purple-red…

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1974 SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon

Scoring 19+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, with 13% alcohol, and costing exactly $18.56 when I got it in 1980, the wine was still…

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2003 Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc

The 2003 Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Charlotte’s Home from Sonoma County had 13.5% alcohol, (too much for  Sauvignon Blanc), cost under $13, and scored 15 points on the…