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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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…