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2015 Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone Rose’

The 2015 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-Du-Rhone Rose’  has 13,5% alcohol, the maximum for a Rose’, cost under $15, and has peaked at three years. Strawberry  and red cherry…


2017 Terrapura Pinot Noir

The 2017 Terrapura Pinot Noir from  Chile’s Itata Valley, has 13.5% alcohol, cost under $20, and scored 14+ points on the Dionysian scale. Its color was deep garnet,…


1978 Bourgogne Blanc

What seems to be a simple French wine is not. With 11-14% alcohol, as they recorded it long ago,  cost $12 then, and scoring a nice 17 Dionysian…


2010 Tournon Shiraz

At 13.5% alcohol, and owned by France’s Michel Chapoutier of Rhone Valley fame, the 2010 Tournon Victorian Shiraz Mathieda scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a…


2015 Chateau Laplagnotte-Bellevue

With 14.5 % alcohol, costing $33, the 2015 Chateau Laplagnotte-Bellevue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru scored 16+/17- points of the Dionysian scale of 20. 2015 Bordeaux are “must have” wines….


Demiere A & J Champagne

The multi-vintage of Demiere A & J Champagne Solera 23 has 12 % alcohol, cost about $45, is an RM Champagne, and scored 17 Dionysian points out of 20….


1988 Pesquera

With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $20 back when released, and scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 1988 Tinto Pesquera from Ribera Del Duero in northern…


1987 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon

The 1987 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series  cost about $20 back then, scores 17+ Dionysian Points on their 20-point scale, and has matured over the past 31 years…


2014 Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay

With low alcohol, no overpowering oak, and costing under $20, the 2014 Horse Heaven Hill Chardonnay  from Columbia Crest in Washington State is an American Chardonnay you can…


2014 Masia Freye

Costing under $18 now, the 2014 Domenech Vidal Masia Freye is made from Parellada and Muscat grapes.  Young people love it. The wine is floral with mineral notes….