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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…

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2000 De Loach Zinfandel

The 2000 De LoachEstate Bottled Zinfandel from Saitone Ranch in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma,  had 14.5% alcohol, cost about $20, scored 17+ Dionysian points, and was the…

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2016 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay

Costing under $24, with  14.3% alcohol, and scoring a fine 15 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2016 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay from Sonoma County, is loaded with…

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1987 Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre

Scoring 18+ Dionysian points on its 20-point scale, the 1987 Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre has 12.5% alcohol, and cost under $16 back then. After decanting, the Bordeaux-style red…

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1992 Kenwood Artist Series

The 1992 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Valley had 13% alcohol and cost under $20 when released. It scored 18 Dionysian points on the 20 point…

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1990 Saintsbury Chardonnay

The 1990 Saintsbury Chardonnay, with 12.9% alcohol, and at 29 years old, was a cellar test of mine. The wine scored13 points on the Dionysian scale because it…

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2010 Folie a Deux Zinfandel

The 2010 Folie a Deux Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, has 14.3% alcohol, scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, and cost about $15…

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2017 Keuka Spring

From New York’s Finger Lakes, the 2017 Keuka Spring Riesling cost $13, had 11% alcohol, and scored 15 fine points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20….

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2016 Ironstone Vineyards Zinfandel

Scoring 17 points out of 20 Dionysian points, with 15% alcohol, and costing about $24, the 2016 Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel  could age another ten years…