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This list will include every wine that's passed my lips, at dinner, in class or at a tasting. I've always wanted to see how many different wines I've tried in a year. All will be rated. Most will have full reviews (titles in red) in their appropriate section. My guess is at least 500.

February | March | April | May | June | July | August
September | October | November | December

JANUARY
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1/1/08NV Domaine Chandon Etoile, Napa Valley, CA – $28***
1/3/082002 Marquis des Risqual Reserva, Rioja, Spain – Gift**
1/5/082002 Fralich Vineyard Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $15**
1/6/082005 Cameron Hughes Lot 42 Shiraz, Barossa Valley – $18**
1/7/082006 Arroyo Robles Syrah Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $21**
1/8/082005 Renato Ratti Dolcetto d'Alba Colombe, Piedmonte, Italy – $15*
1/10/082005 Pierre Sparr Pinot Blanc Reserve, Alsace, France – $12**
1/10/082004 Andrew Murray Estate Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
1/11/082002 Shanti Graciano-Garnacha, Navarra, Spain – $10**
1/11/082005 Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – $8**
1/12/082006 Martin Codax Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain – $11**
1/13/082003 Rio Seco Winery Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
1/14/082004 Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA – $20**
1/15/082005 Antinori Santa Christina, Tuscany, Italy – $11*
1/16/082005 Buehler Vineyards Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA – $16**
1/17/082006 Dr. Heyden Oppenheimer Sacktrager Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany – $16**
1/18/082005 Cass Vineyards Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
1/18/082004 Rio Seco Late Harvest Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $18***
1/19/08NV Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut, North Coast, CA – $18**
1/19/082006 Mirassou Pinot Noir, California – $8*
1/19/082006 Kendell Jackson Pinot Noir, California – $15**
1/19/082006 Queen of Hearts Pinot Noir, Central Coast, CA – $12**
1/19/082005 Westrey Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR – $18**
1/19/082006 Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir, California – $8*
1/19/082005 Cambria Pinot Noir, "Julia's Vineyard",
Santa Barbara, CA – $21
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1/19/08NV Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster Pinot Noir, Central Coast, CA – $8*
1/20/082004 Pra Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy – $12***
1/20/082005 Cameron Hughes Lot 40 Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, Australia – $12**
1/22/082004 Moonstone Cellars Merlot, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
1/23/082004 Garretson Wine Company Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $30**
1/24/082004 Beckmen Vineyards PMV Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $36***
1/25/082006 Domaine Albert Mann Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France – $16**
1/25/082006 D. Virginie Carignan, Languedoc, France – $8*
1/26/082004 Cass Vineyards Rockin One, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
1/27/082004 Veramonte Primus, Casablanca Valley, Chile – $18**
1/30/082005 Palmina Dolcetto, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
1/31/082005 Blackstone Merlot, Sonoma, CA – $9*


FEBRUARY – 1st - 6th. None so far. Battling terrible head cold. Can't taste anything. Very depressing. Ruining my tally. Hope to be back off the wagon by the weekend.
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2/7/082005 Martin Codax "Ergo" Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain – $12*
2/8/082005 Minassian-Young Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
2/8/08Medici Ermete Lambrusco Bocciolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy – $12**
2/9/082005 Beckmen Vineyards Estate Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $24***
2/11/082004 Calcareous Vineyard Twisted Sister, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
2/12/082004 Bouchaine Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA – $25**
2/13/082004 Stolpman Poetry in Red, Santa Barbara, CA – $22***
2/14/082005 Vietti Barbera d'Asti "Tre Vigne", Piedmonte, Italy – $18**
2/15/08NV Monasteriolo Cava Brut Rosé, Catalunya, Spain – $7**
2/15/082002 Summerland Odyssey-Thurlestone Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
2/15/082004 Stony Ridge Malvasia Bianco, Livermore, CA – $18**
2/16/082005 Scott Harvey Barbera, Amador County, CA – $20**
2/17/082005 Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $15**
2/17/082005 Cass Winery Mourvedre, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
2/17/082005 Casa Cassara Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA – $34**
2/19/082005 Minassian-Young Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $20***
2/20/082006 Beckmen Vineyards PMV Whole Cluster Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $45***
2/21/082005 Las Rocas Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain – $10**
2/22/082003 Garretson Mon Amie Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $45***

WINE TASTING WEEKEND #1 – February 23-25th
Day 1: San Luis Obispo County
Tasting Fees $5 per winery – Bottles purchased highlighted in Green/Those that have been drunk and reviewed are in red.
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2006 Kynsi Winery Chardonnay, Edna Valley, CA – $25
2005 Kynsi Winery Pinot Noir, Edna Valley, CA – $28
2005 Kynsi Winery Zinfandel, Barn Owl Vineyard, Edna Valley, CA – $26
NV Kynsi Winery Merrah, Edna Valley, CA – $22
2004 Kynsi Winery Syrah, Edna Valley, CA – $32
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2006 Tolosa Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley, CA – $16
2006 Tolosa Winery Chardonnay (No Oak), Edna Valley, CA – $18
2005 Tolosa Winery Pinot Noir Central Coast, Edna Valley, CA – $18
2005 Tolosa Winery Estate Pinot Noir, Edna Valley, CA – $30
2004 Tolosa Winery Merlot, Edna Valley, CA – $20
2004 Tolosa Winery Syrah, Edna Valley, CA – $22
2004 Tolosa Winery Mission V Blend, Edna Valley, CA – $18
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2006 10knots "Beachcomber", Paso Robles, CA – $21
2006 10knots Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, CA – $21
2006 10knots "Passage", Paso Robles, CA – $26
2006 Sextant Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA – $26
2005 10knots "Moonraker" Rhone Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $26
2006 Sextant "Wheelhouse" Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $20
2005 Sextant "Holystone" Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $29
2006 Sextant "Holystone" Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $27
2005 Sextant "Kamal" Bordeaux Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $39
2005 10knots "Atlantis" Rhone Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $32
2006 Sextant "Nightwatch" Zinfandel Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $49
NV Sextant "Genoa" Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $79
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Day 2: Downtown Paso Robles
Tasting Fees $5 per winery – Bottles purchased highlighted in Green/Those that have been drunk and reviewed are in red.
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2005 Hice Cellars Chardonnay, Paso Robles, CA – $15
2005 Hice Cellars Tre Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2005 Hice Cellars Syrah Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $16
NV Hice Cellars Red Table Wine, Paso Robles, CA – $16
2005 Hice Cellars Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $25
2005 Hice Cellars Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $25
2005 Hice Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $30
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2005 Silver Stone Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey, CA – $15
2005 Silver Stone Rosetta, Paso Robles, CA – $15
2004 Silver Stone Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $29
2001 Silver Stone Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $38
2004 Silver Stone Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $24
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2006 Pianetta Winery Rosato, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2005 Pianetta Winery Sangiovese, Paso Robles, CA – $26
2003 Pianetta Winery Estate Shiraz/Cab, Paso Robles, CA – $24
2004 Pianetta Winery Estate Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $28
2005 Pianetta Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $28
2005 Pianetta Winery Estate "Bilancio", Paso Robles, CA – $36
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Day 3: Eastside Paso Robles
Tasting Fees $5 at Bianchi; all others Free – Bottles purchased highlighted in Green/Those that have been drunk and reviewed are in red.
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2006 Tobin James Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $14
2006 Tobin James Syrah Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $16
2005 Tobin James Chateau Le Cacheflo, Paso Robles, CA – $12
2005 Tobin James Sangiovese, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2005 Tobin James Merlot, Paso Robles, CA – $16
2006 Tobin James "Ballistic" Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2005 Tobin James Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2006 Tobin James Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, CA – $25
2005 Tobin James Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2006 Tobin James Reserve Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $28
2006 Tobin James Reserve Cabernet, Paso Robles, CA – $28
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2006 Bianchi Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $14
2006 Bianchi Winery Pinot Grigio, Paso Robles, CA – $19
2005 Bianchi Winery Pinot Noir, Paso Robles, CA – $28
2005 Bianchi Winery Pinot Noir, Santa Maria, CA – $25
2004 Bianchi Winery Merlot, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2003 Bianchi Winery Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $21
2004 Bianchi Winery Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $22
2004 Bianchi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $22
2005 Bianchi Winery Zeb Ranch Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $24
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2007 Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $14
2006 Vina Robles Chardonnay, Edna Valley, CA – $17
2006 Vina Robles Roseum, Paso Robles, CA – $13
2006 Vina Robles Red 4 Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $14
2004 Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $19
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2004 Mitchella Vineyards Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $20
2005 Mitchella Vineyards Debutante, Paso Robles, CA – $22
2002 Mitchella Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2004 Mitchella Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $20
NV Mitchella Vineyards Red Table Wine, Paso Robles, CA – $18
2005 Mitchella Vineyards Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $26
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2/26/082006 Weingut Hofer Auersthal Niederosterreich Gruner Veltliner, Austria – $10**
2/26/082003 Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris, Alsace, France – $17*
2/26/082005 Domaine Du Bel Air "Les Vingts Lieux Dits", Bourgueil, France – $15**
2/26/082006 Cold Heaven Cellars Viognier, Vogelzang Vineyard, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
2/26/082005 Becker Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) Trocken QmP, Pfalz, Germany – $19**
2/26/082004 Daedalus Cellars "Labrynth" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon – $35***
2/27/082006 Tobin James "Ballistic" Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
2/28/082005 Cass Winery Rockin' One, Paso Robles, CA – $42***
2/29/082000 Arroyo Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $24**

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**** Outstanding | *** Delicious | ** Enjoyable | * Drinkable

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