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1990 DAO

The 1990 Quinta de Saes from Dao in Portugal was 30 years old. It scored 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It had13% alcohol…

1994 Bernardus Chardonnay

Scoring 18+ Dionysian points on their 20-point scale, the 26 year-old wine surprised us all ! The 1994 Bernardus Chardonnay from Monterey County had 13.3% alcohol, and cost…

1981 Gevrey-Chambertin

Costing under $14 back then, with 14% alcohol, the 1981 Gevrey-Chambertin from Jean Duport scored 15+ points on the Dionysian scale. It was a weak vintage and not…

Albert Bichot Cremant de Bourgogne

At 12% alcohol, costing under $20, and scoring 16+ points, the multi-vintage Cremant de Bourgogne from Albert Bichot Brut Reserve is a must for drinking sparkling wines more…

2017 Terras de Fialho

At 14% alcohol, costing under $12, and scoring 15 Dionysians points, the 2017 Terras de Fialho Portuguese red is a good food wine. It comes from the Alentejano…

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…