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2015 Notios

With 13.5% alcohol, the 2015 Notios from Gaia Wines in Greece is made with Agiorgitiko and Syrah. Costing under $18, it scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale…

2013 Paulo Laureano

This white wine from Potugual has 13% alcohol, is made from the Antao Vaz grape,and scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. The 2013 Paulo Laureano Reserve,…

1999 Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay

The 1999 Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Cuvee Alexandre scored 16 Dionysian points out of 20, had 13% alcohol, and cost under $20 then. It was Burgundy-like with oak, butter,…

HE Late Harvest

With 14% alcohol, the Herdade Do Esporao HE Late Harvest Colheita Tardia cost under $15 for the 375ml and scored 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian Scale. This…

2018 Two Angels Petite Sirah

At 14.4% alcohol, just under my limit, the Two Angels Petite Sirah from the Red Hills in Lake County, just above Napa in California, is smooth as silk….

2015 Chateau Greysac

A perfect 13.5% alcohol and costing around $30, the 2015 Chateau Greysac Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux’s Medoc scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale. It is balanced, but…

2016 Macari dos aquas

It’s a $35 wine with 12.4% alcohol and the 2016 Macari dos aquas of the North Fork on New York’s Long Island scored a great 17 points on…

2009 Rocca delle Macie Chianti

Scoring a fine 15+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 2009 Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva has 14% alcohol and cost under $25. It’s made by…

1989 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

With 13.5% alcohol, the 32 year-old Rhone red is great! This 1989 Paul Jaboulet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cedres was balanced and smooth after decanting. It continued to open for…

2010 Chateau Les Charmes-Godard

A nice wine from the Cotes de Bordeaux that scored 15 points on the Dionysian Scale, costing under $20 has only one drawback; the 14.5% alcohol. Oak, Black…