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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…

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2013 Midbar Southern White

At 13% alcohol, costing under $15, and scoring 16 fine points on the Dionysian scale of 20, the 2013 Midbar Winery Southern White is a delightful warm weather drink….

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2012 Notios

At seven years old, the 2012 Notios from the Greek Peloponnisos, had 12 % alcohol, scored 15 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, and cost under $9 a…

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2001 De Loach Zinfandel

The 2001 Russian River Valley Estate Bottles De Loach Zinfandel has 14.5% alcohol, cost just over $16, and scored a very nice 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian…

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1975 Sonoma Vineyards Zinfandel

The 1975 Zinfandel from Sonoma Vineyards was part of their Western Frontier Collection; the Frederic Remington (the artist and after the rifle). It had 12% alcohol, cost $6.67at the…

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Serveaux Fils Champagne

With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $45, and scoring 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the multi-vintage Champagne Serveaux Fils Cuvee Pinot Meunier is excellent….

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2006 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay

At 12 years old, the 2006 Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale.  The wine is at peak.  It’s 13.9% alcohol, printed as…

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1983 Puligny Montrachet

At 35 years old, the 1983  Puligny Montrachet proves white Burgundy can age well. It cost under $16 back then, had 13% alcohol,  and scored a beautiful 19 points…

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1986 Mommessin Meursault

At 32 years old, the 1986 Mommessin Meursault white Burgundy was at peak! It scored 19 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20.  With an ideal…