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2016 Barboursville Fiano

The 2016 Narboursville Vineyards Fiano Reserve from Virginia scored 17+ poijnts onthe Dionysian Scale of a possible 20. This great Italian grape has more fruit and flavor in…

NV Vina Palaciega Cava

Costing under $9, (that’s correct) with 11.5% alcohol, the Vina Palaciega Brut Cava scored 15 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It’s clean, balanced with…

Greco di Tufo

The Donnachiara Greco di Tufo, with 13% alcohol cost under $16 and scored 15+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Filled with mineral flavors, pear, some unripe pineapple…

2017 Dr. Konstantin Frank Brut

With 12% alcohol, the 2017 Dr. Konstantin Frank Brut from the Finger Lakes scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20. It cost under $40 and was…

1995 Far Niente Chardonnay

Costing under $29 back then, with 13.5% alcohol, the 1995 Far Niente Chardonnay from Nape Valley scored a good 15 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible…

2013 Gusbourne

The 2013 Gusbourne Brut Reserve cost $36 and has 12% alcohol. It is a British sparkling wine made in the Champagne Method. It scored 17 Dionysian points out…

1985 Drouhin Cote de Beaune-Villages

With an excellent 12.8% alcohol, costing under $22 back then, this 36 year-old Burgundy scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. The 1985 Joseph…

2005 Loring Pinot Noir

At 13.8% alcohol, the 2005 Loring Wine Company Hungry Like The Llama Pinot Noir cost under $24 and scored 16 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. The name…

2008 Ramsay Pinot Noir

Costing under $25 with 13% alcohol, this North Coast 2008 Ramsay Pinot Noir scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Big red fruit aromas…

2004 Marques Casa Concha Merlot

This 17 year-old wine had 14% alcohol. The 2004 Marques Casa Concha Merlot from Concha y Toro in Chile cost $22. It showed blueberry, smoke, spice and plum…