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2017 Kalogeri Malagouzia

Scoring 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2017 Kalogeri Magagouzia from Greece had 12.5% alcohol, and cost about $15. It was dry, well…

1997 Chablis 1er Cru

The 1997 Domaine Daniel Seguinot Chablis Primeur  Cru from the Fourchaume Vineyards, had 13%  alcohol and scored 17+ Dionysian Points on their 20-point scale. Wet slate, stone, and citrus…

1991 Chappellet Cabernet Sauivgnon

The 1991 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley had 13% alcohol, cost about $15 back then, and at 29 years old, the wine scored a very nice 17…

1973 BV Cabernet Sauvignon

Scoring 17 Dionysian Points, with 13% alcohol, the 1973 Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) George De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon  cost only $12 back then. At  47 years old,…

2017 Perseverance Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Perseverance Cabernet Sauvignon had 13.5% alcohol, cost under $15, and scored a good 15 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Still a little…

2004 Flora Springs Chardonnay

It cost under $20 sixteen years ago. It had 14.4% alcohol, held together well, but the 2004 Flora Springs Barrel Fermented Chardonnay from Napa Valley scored 14+ points…

2002 Francisan Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2002 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon, at 18 years old, had 13.5% alcohol, cost just under $20, and scored a bronze 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20….

2008 GWC Moscofilero

Costing under $12, with an enjoyable 12% alcohol, the 2008 Greek Wine Cellars Moscofilero Mantina scored 16 points on the Dionysian scale. This Greek white grape ( mus-ko-fill-er-oh)…

2015 Santenay

The 2015 Louis Latour Santenay has 13% alcohol, cost about $22 a bottle, and scored an excellent 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Latour…

2007 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Costing about $25, with 14% alcohol, the 2007 Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Ruffino, at just 13 years old, scored a very nice 16+ Dionysian points….