2019 Barboursville Fiano

The 2019 Barboursville Fiano Reserve from Virgina has 13% alcohol and scored 17 points on the Dionysian Scale of 20. Made from the ancient Italian grape, Fiano, the…

1982 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon

With 13.1% alcohol, the 39-year-old 1982 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon cost under $15 then and scored a very nice 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian Scale. After…

2011 Faustino VII

The 2011 Faustino VII Rioja scored 16+ Dionysian points out of 20. It has 13% alcohol and cost under $18 back then. It opened for an hour in…

1970 Chateau Nenin

Costing under $15 back then, with 12% alcohol, the 51-year-old Bordeaux, the 1970 Chateau Nenin from Pomerol scored 18 points on the 20 point Dionysian scale. Smoky leather…

1986 Chateau Margaux

Scoring 17+ Dionysian points, with 12.5% alcohol and costing under $50 then, The 1986 Chateau Margaux, First Growth Grand Cru Bordeaux showed very well. It held together for…

2012 Burgozone Pinot Noir

From Bulgaria, the 2012 Burgozone Pinot Noir cost under $18, has 13.5% alcohol, and scored 17 fine points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. At a decade old, it…

1980 Chateau Margaux

From a considered weak Bordeaux year, the 1980 Chateau Margaux from Margaux, Bordeaux, proved to be one of the best wines in a year. It cost $32 back…

1979 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

$32 dollar then, with 11.5% alcohol and scoring 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 42-year-old Bordeaux still had time to go. The 1979 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild was…

1964 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Costing under $20 on release with 12.5% alcohol, the 1964 First Growth Chateau Lafite-Rothschild of the Pauillac region of Bordeaux scored 18+ (gold) points on the Dionysian scale….

1949 Chateau Gruaud-Larose

With 12% alcohol, costing just $24 in 1974, now at auction for $900 to $1,400; the 1949 Second Growth Chateau Gruaud-Larose Saint Julien wine from Bordeaux, scored 18+…