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2002 Chateau D’Issan

Costing $100, with 12.5% alcohol, the 2002 Chateau D’Issan scored a pleasant 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was much better than the vintage usually shows. …

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2012 Josh Legacy

The 2012 Joseph Carr Josh , from Sonoma, cost About $20, has 13.9% alcohol (I think it’s higher; 14.4 at least is my guess) and scored a fine…

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2011 Hogue Gewurztraminer

With 12.2% alcohol, costing under $15, and scoring 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2011 Hogue Gewurztraminer was delightful. It comes from the…

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2017 Fontanelle Chardonnay

Scoring 16 points, with 14% alcohol, the 2017 Fontanelle Chardonnay from Banfi cost under $24. It is a fun clean well-made wine.It will work with white meats, even…

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1991 Aglianico del Vulture

Scoring 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the twenty-eight year old D’ Angelo1991 Aglianico Del Velture  from Southern Italy was at peak.. It has 12% alcohol, and…

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2014 VistAlba

With 15% alcohol, and costing about $14, the 2014 VistaAlba Corte B from Argentina scored 14+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20.  Lots of Malbec…

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2018 R from Rieussec

Costing under $30, with 12.5% alcohol, the 2018 “R” Rieussec scored 18 gold medal points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was yellow with a golden edge, had…

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2012 Marques Casa Concha Chardonnay

Scoring 16 Dionysian points, the 2012 Marques Casa Concha Chardonnary from Concha Y Toro  in Chile, cost under $29, and has 14% alcohol in it; a bit too…

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2001 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti

The 2001 Chianti Classico from Fattoria Di Felsine had 13.5% alcohol, cost about $19 back then, and now at 18 years old,  scored an excellent 17+ points for…

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2014 Chorey-Les-Beaune

Scoring 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the  five-year-old white Burgundy, the 2014 Chorey-Les Beaune Les Confrelins from Domaine Arnoux Pere et Fils, had 13% alcohol. It…