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1973 Savigny-Les-Beaune

Costing $8.39 way back then, with nearly 13% alcohol, the 47 year-old 1973 Joseph Drouhin Savigny-Les_Beaune scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It…

2016 Forty-Five North Riesling

At 11.5% acohol, costing under $20, and scoring an excellent 17 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2016 Forty-Five North Riesling from the Leelanau Peninsula in Michigan is…

1960 Crofts Oporto

The 1960 Crofts Vintage Porto cost $10 then, has 19% alcohol, and scored 18+ points on the Dionysian scale. Very good for a 60 year-old wine. Brick and…

2006 Scott Pinot Noir

The 2006 Scott Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir Dijon Clone scored 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It has 13.5% alcohol, cost under $25, and reflected the Monterey…

2017 FIOLIC MARASTINA

At 13% alcohol, costing under $10 , (bought in Croatia) the 2017 Fiolic Marastine scored 16 delightfully dry points on the Dionysian scale of 20. It was one…

1990 Riesling Spatlese

The 1990 Wehlener Klosterberg Riesling Spatlese from Selbach-Oster in the Mosel Region of Germany had 8.5% alcohol. It cost about $10 then, and scored 29 points on the…

2009 Champagne Demiere

Scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, with 12.5% alcohol and costing about $60, the 2009 Champagne Demiere “Cuvee Lysandre “is from 100% Pinot Meunier. the second…

1972 Chateau Gloria

With 12% alcohol, from a thin, below average year, the 1972 Chateau Gloria from St. Julien, Bordeaux, cost $6.79 back then and scored a surprising;y nice 14+ points….

2015 Corralillo Pinot Noir

From Matetic Vineyards, the 2015 Corralillo Pinot Noir from San Antonio Valley, Chile has 14% alcohol, cost under $30, and scored 18 points on the Dionysian scale for…

2015 Galerie Sauvignon Blanc

The 2015 Galerie Naissance Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley has 13.5% alcohol, cost below $20, and scored 15+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It had some pink…