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2014 B&G Sancerre

The 2014 Barton & Guestier Sancerre has 13% alcohol, cost under $20, and scored 15+ Dionysian points. The Sauvignon Blanc shows white grapefruit with herbal side notes. It…

2019 Lavendette Rose’

With 13 % alcohol, costing under $14, and scoring 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2019 Lavendette Rose’ from Alpes de Haute Provence…

2015 Fiano di Avellino

At 13.5% alcohol, and scoring 16 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2015 Colli di Lapio romano clelia Fiano di Avelino was the perfect…

2015 Pollier Saint-Veran

With 13% alcohol, the 2015 Daniel Pollier Saint-Veran “En Messie” cost under $20 and scored a good 16+ Dionysian points on their 20-point scale. Apple, pear, and mineral…

2007 Nodus Reserva

The 2007 Spanish Nodus Reserva de Familia from Bodegas de Utiel cost about $20, has 13.5% alcohol and scored 17 Dionysian points. (Almost gold!) It’s ruby with a…

2007 La Pisara Primitivo

Scoring 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20, the 2007 La Pisara Salento Primitivo had 13% alcohol, and cost under $18. Zinfandel came from Croatia, but it…

2017 Bellview Gruner Veltliner

With 12.7% alcohol, costing about $18, and scoring 18 gold medal points on the Dionysian scale of 20, the 2017 Bellview Gruner Veltliner may be the best example…

2016 Atlantis

With 13% alcohol, this red comes from Greek Santorini. It cost about $16 and scored 16+ points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. The 2016 Atlantis is made with…

1983 Clos les Templiers

At 37 years old, the 1983 Clos les Templiers Lalande de Pomerol was beautifully soft Merlot. With 12.9% alcohol, costing at the time under $15, and scoring 17+…

1982 Conde de Valdemar

The 38-year-old 1992 Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva scored 18 Dionysian points out of 20. It has 13% alcohol and cost, back then, about $10. Cherry spice, smoke,…