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2001 Prince Mircea Merlot

Under $15, with 14% alcohol, the 2001 Prince Mircea Merlot Trease Danubiane from theVanju Mare section of Romania scored a pleasant 16 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale….

2015 Vega Sindoa Rose’

A five year old Rose’ with 13% alcohol that cost about $9.99 scored 16 points on the Dionysian scale of 20. The 2015 Vega Sindoa Granacha Rose’ was…

1996 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon

Costing under $16 back then, with 13.9% alcohol, the 24 year-old 1996 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Sonoma County scored a great 17 points on the 20-point…

1998 Tomasello Cabernet Sauvignon

At 22 years old, the 1998 Tomasello Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlantic County, New Jersey, has 12% alcohol, cost back then under $15, and scores a fine 16 points on…

2019 Jas des Vignes Rose’

The 2019 Jas des Vignes Rose’ from Alpes de Haute-Provence has 12.5% alcohol, cost under $15, and scored 16+ points on the traditional 20-point scale of the Dionysian…

2013 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir

Scoring 17 points on the Dionysian 20-point scale, with 14.1% alcohol, and costing under $24, the 2013 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma,…

2019 Pays Du Gard Rose’

The 14.5% alcohol seems high, but I can not detect it. More French wines will say that percentage to keep from being included in the new tariffs charging…

NV Clos Amador CAVA Brut

Scoring 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the NV Clos Amador Brut CAVA Rose’ Tendre has 11.5% alcohol, cost under $16, and is worth much more. Wild…

2013 Belial Sangiovese

The 2013 (noted in Roman numerals) Poggio Anima Belial Sangiovese cost under $18, has 13% alcohol, and scored a nice 16+ on the Dionysian scale of a possible…

1977 Chambertin Clos de Beze

For $19.99 back then, (now new ones start at $300) with 13% alcohol, and even from a lesser vintage, the old Burgundy, the 1977 Chambertin Clos de Beze,…