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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…


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….


2017 Dr. Konstantin Frank Gruner Veltliner

The 2017 Gruner Veltliner from Dr. Konstatin Frank of the Finger Lakes scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It cost under $20, and…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…