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2006 Dom Perignon

At $150, with 12.5% alcohol, the 2006 Dom Perignon Champagne produced by Moet Hennessy, scored 19+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Tiny bubbles, crisp citrus laced with…

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2013 Carpe Diem Chardonnay

The 2013 Carpe Diem Chardonnay from the Anderson Valley in California, cost under $25, had 13.2% alcohol, and scored 17 Dionysian points.  It was straw- yellow, had apple,…

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1999 Clos La Chance Chardonnay

The 1999 Clos La Chance scored 18+ points (gold) on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It had13.8% alcohol, a bit high, cost under $25 and was remarkable at 20…

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2912 Condes de Albarei Albarino

With 13% alcohol, the 2012 Condes de Albarei Albarino from  the Rias Baixas region of Spain scored 16 points on the Dionysian scale and cost under $15. I…

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2016 Two Angles Petite Sirah

The 2016 Two Angles Red hills Lake County Petite Sirah has 14,3% alcohol, good for a Petite Sirah, scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale and cost under…

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2016 Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc

At 14,5% alcohol, the 2010 Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Franc scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It is still very young; deep purple-red…

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2006 Paul Jaboulet Cote Rotie

The 13 year old, 2006 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cote Rotie Les Jumelles  had 13.5% alcohol, cost $65 then, and worth $95 now, scored 18+ points on the Dionysian…

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1970 Chateau Saint-Paul Bordeaux

Costing just $4. 82 back then, with 11.5% alcohol, this 49 year-old Bordeaux scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. The 1970 Grand Vin…

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2010 Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo

Scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 2010 Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bricco Visette cost under $30 and had 14.5% alcohol. From a fine vintage, the ruby…

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2008 Chateau Pontac Monplaisir

With 14% alcohol, scoring 15+ points on the Dioinysian scale, and costing about $16, the 2008 Chateau Pontac Monplaisir from Pessac- Leognan, a part of Graves in Bordeaux…