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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…

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…