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2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva

Cherry aromas, laced with spices, vanilla, and hints of chocolate flow from this wine. The 2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva, cost under $24, has 13% alcohol, and scored…

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The 2017 Le Dauphin d’ Olivier

With 13% alcohol, costing $30, and scoring 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2017 Le Dauphin d’Olivier, from Pessac-Leognan in the Graves region…

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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…

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1949 Anjou (70 years old)

The 1949 Moulin Touchais Anjou has 13% alcohol, was bottle number 073, worth $1,000 now, but cost $35 back in 1964, and scored 19+ points on the 20-point…

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2007 Pouilly-Fuisse’

The 2007 Leonard de Saint-Aubin Pouilly-Fuisse’, with 13% alcohol, scored 17 points out of the possible 20 Dionysian points. It cost under $20 back then. At 12 years…

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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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2006 Drouhin Chablis

The 2006 Joesph Drouhin Domaine de Vaudon Chablis had 12.5% alcohol, cost under $24, and scored a fine 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was straw…

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2013 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne

Scoring 17+ points, nearly gold, and costing about $100, with 14% alcohol, the 2013 Corton-Charlemagne from Louis Latour, a Grand Cru White Burgundy was filled with apple, mineral,…

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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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1981 Chateau De Meursault

The 1981 Chateau De Meursault white Burgundy has 12.5% alcohol, cost  about $19 back then, and scored 17+ Dionysian points on their 20-point scale. Hints of honey and…