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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.

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

MARCH
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3/1/08NV Roederer Estate Brut Rosé, Anderson Valley, CA – $27*
3/1/082006 Coppola Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA – $18*
3/2/082006 Stags Leap Winery Viognier, Napa Valley, CA – $25**
3/2/082005 Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – $8**
3/3/082006 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy – $22***
3/3/082006 Capezzana Conti Contini Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy – $10*
3/3/082006 Morgan Vineyards Metallico Chardonnay, Monterey, CA – $19**
3/3/082006 Morgan Vineyards Highlands Chardonnay, Monterey, CA – $21**
3/3/082004 Deobriga Selection Familiar, Rioja, Spain – $16**
3/3/082004 Cenit Vino de la Tierra, Zamora, Spain – $40***
3/3/082006 Bolognani Moscato Giallo, Trentino, Italy – $15**
3/3/082005 Domaine Ostertag "Fronholz" Muscat, Alsace, France – $32**
3/4/082006 Marco Porello Roero Arneis, Piedmonte, Italy – $14**
3/5/082004 Beckstoffer 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amber Knolls Vineyard, Lake County, CA – $25**
3/6/082005 Pianetta Winery Sangiovese, Paso Robles, CA – $26**
3/7/082002 Linne Calodo Rising Tides Rhone Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $48***
3/8/082005 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $25**
3/8/082006 Chaparral Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, CA – $12**
3/9/081999 E. Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde, Rhone Valley, France – $50***
3/10/082003 Ch. Smith Haut-Lafite Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, France – $45**
3/10/082001 Barrere Gourmandise, Jurancon, France – $53**
3/10/082005 Chateau D'Aiguilhe Comtes de Neipperg, Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France – $37**
3/10/082005 Chateau La Tour Figeac Grand Cru Classé, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France – $60***
3/10/082005 Chateau Fleur Haut Gaussens Bordeaux Superieur, France – $14*
3/10/082005 La Croix de Beaucaillou, St. Julien, France – $43**
3/10/082005 Chateau Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux, Bordeaux – $50***
3/10/082005 Domaine Laffont Erigone, Madiran, France – $17**
3/10/082005 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Heimbourg Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France – $54***
3/10/082004 Albert Boxler Grand Cru Sommerberg Riesling,
Alsace, France – $44
**
3/11/082005 d'Arenberg "The Hermit Crab" Viognier-Marsanne,
McLaren Vale, Australia – $15
**
3/13/082004 Halter Ranch Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
3/13/082004 Rusack Winery Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA – $26**
3/13/082003 Paraiso Vineyards Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA – $26***
3/13/082003 Masi Costasera Amarone, Veneto, Italy – $50**
3/14/082003 Pirramimma Old Bush Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale,
Australia
– $22
**
3/14/082004 Chameleon Cellars Petite Sirah, Napa Valley, CA – $29**
3/14/082006 Luca Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – $28***
3/14/082006 Tapiz Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – $16**
3/14/082005 Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA – $16***
3/14/082006 Seghesio Vineyards Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA – $20**
3/14/082005 Peter Franus Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA – $23***
3/14/082005 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $16*
3/15/082006 L'Aventure Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
3/15/082004 Penman Springs Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
3/17/082005 Marc Colin Saint Aubin Premier Cru, Burgundy, France – $40**
3/17/082006 Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon Clos de La Crochette, Burgundy, France – $33***
3/17/082006 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py, Beaujolais, France – $27***
3/17/082005 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Les Longeroies, Burgundy, France – $29**
3/17/082006 Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec, Loire Valley, France – $30***
3/17/082005 Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terrior, Loire Valley, France – $18**
3/17/082005 Marc Sorrel Crozes Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France – $25**
3/17/082006 J.L. Chave Cotes-Du-Rhone Mon Couer, Rhone Valley, France – $18*
3/22/082006 Palmina Tocai Friulano, Santa Barbara, CA – $24***
3/22/082005 Artazuri Garnacha, Navarra, Spain – $10**
3/22/082000 E. Guigal St. Joseph, Rhone Valley, France – $24**
3/22/082005 Garretson G Rouge, Paso Robles, CA – $16**
3/23/082003 Tin House Winery Syrah, Edna Valley, CA – $23**
3/24/082006 Nova Serra Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy – $16**
3/24/082006 Malvira Roero Arneis, Piedmonte, Italy – $20**
3/24/082003 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Aglianico, Campania, Italy – $35**
3/24/082003 Tormaresca Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo, Apulia, Italy – $35**
3/24/081999 Torraccia Gattinara, Piedmonte, Italy – $29**
3/24/082003 Fattoria Artimino Carmignano Villa Artimino, Tuscany, Italy – $30**
3/24/082006 Quinta do Feital Auratus Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Portugal – $14***
3/24/082002 Cardeal Reserva, Dao, Portugal – $13**
3/27/082006 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc, Cotes-du-Rhone, France – $12**
3/27/082003 Beckmen Vineyards Cabernet Franc, Santa Barbara, CA – $30***
3/28/082006 Vina Robles Winery Red4, Paso Robles, CA – $15**
3/28/082005 Calcareous Vineyards Tres Violet, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
3/29/082006 Vina Robles Winery Roseum, Paso Robles, CA – $13**
3/29/082005 Lincourt Winery Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA – $30**


APRIL
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4/1/082006 Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain – $6**
4/1/082003 Stolpman Vineyards Nebbiolo, Santa Barbara, CA – $32***
4/2/082002 Dark Star Cellars Ricordati, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
4/3/082006 Domaine de la Pepiere Classique Muscadet Sevre at Maine Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France – $12**
4/3/082006 Francois Pinon Vouvray Cuvee Tradition, Loire Valley, France – $17*
4/3/082005 Domaine du Closel Savennieres Clos Du Papillon, Loire Valley, France – $24**
4/3/082006 Domaine de la Pepiere Cuvee Granit Rouge, Loire Valley, France – $14*
4/3/082005 Domaine Filliatreau Saumur Champigny La Grande Vignolle, Loire Valley, France – $17**
4/3/082003 La Parde de Haut-Bailly, Bordeaux, France – $20**
4/4/082005 Bodegas Arrocal, Ribera del Duero, Spain – $15***
4/5/082006 Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA – $25**
4/5/082006 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA – $45**
4/5/082005 Justin Vineyards The Orphan, Paso Robles, CA – $15***
4/7/082001 Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo Crianza, Rioja, Spain – $25***
4/7/082003 Bodegas Aalto, Ribera del Duero, Spain – $40**
4/8/082006 Laugel Cuveé Michel Leon, Alsace, France – $7**
4/8/082002 Rio Seco Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
4/9/082004 Blason "Venc" Isonzo Bianco, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy – $9*
4/9/082005 Cass Winery Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
4/10/082005 Castello di Farnetella Chianti, Tuscany, Italy – $12**
4/10/082000 Penman Springs Late Harvest Muscat, Paso Robles, CA – $15**
4/11/082002 Monjardin Deyo Merlot, Navarra, Spain – $12*
4/12/082007 Villa Creek Cellars Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $13*
4/12/082006 Villa Creek Cellars White, Paso Robles, CA – $24**
4/12/082005 Villa Creek Cellars Willow Creek Cuvee, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
4/12/082006 Hocus Pocus Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon – $25**
4/12/082006 Carruth Cellars Barbera, North Coast, CA – $24**
4/13/082006 Kanu Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, S. Africa – $10**
4/13/08NV Saint Cosme Little James' Basket Press, Rhone Valley, France – $15**
4/13/082005 Edward Sellers Grenache Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
4/14/082006 Wild Rock "The Infamous Goose" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – $13**
4/14/082005 Wild Earth Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand – $23**
4/14/082004 D'Arenberg "The Footbolt" Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia – $15**
4/14/082006 Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier, Victoria, Australia – $18**
4/14/082004 Knappstein Enterprise Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia – $35**
4/14/082005 Warwick Old Bush Vines Pinotage, Stellenbosch, S. Africa – $20**
4/14/082005 Melipal Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – $35**
4/14/082002 Vina Progresso Tannat, Progreso, Uruguay – $15*
4/16/082004 Beni di Batasiolo Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy – $18**
4/17/082006 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina – $12**
4/17/082005 Henry's Drive Dead Letter Office Shiraz, Padthaway, South Australia – $20***
4/18/082006 Barahonda Monastrell Tinto, Yecla, Spain – $11**
4/19/081996 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Gravonia, Rioja, Spain – $29**
4/19/082006 Leitz Rudesheimer Drachenstein Riesling, Rheingau, Germany – $19**
4/19/082006 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Chardonnay, Russian River, CA – $38**
4/19/082006 Mas Foulaquier l'Orphee Pic Saint-Loup, Languedoc, France – $20**
4/19/082005 Chateau Rauzan Despagne Superior, Bordeaux, France – $23**
4/19/082005 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA – $34**
4/20/082006 Anglim Winery Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $15**
4/22/082007 Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca, Chile – $12*
4/22/082005 Montes Alpha "Purple Angel", Rapel Valley, Chile – $55***
4/22/082002 Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA – $26**
4/22/082003 Cobblestone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA – $53**
4/22/08NV Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé, Alsace, France – $22**
4/22/082007 Cass Winery Viognier, Paso Robles, CA – $24**
4/23/082002 Principessa Gavia Gavi, Piedmonte, Italy – $14**
4/23/082005 Soter Beacon Hill Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon – $48***
4/23/082003 Chateau Haut-Colombier Blaye, Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux – $22***
4/23/082004 Blue Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA – $45***
4/25/082003 Bridlewood Reserve Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
4/26/082007 Luli Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA – $20***
4/26/082007 Margerum Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $16**
4/26/082006 Spicerack Vineyards "Punchdown" Syrah, Sonoma, CA – $20**
4/26/082005 Hedges Family Estate Three Vineyards Red Mountain Blend, Yakima Valley, WA – $24**
4/26/082007 Vie Winery Belle-Amie Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $18**
4/26/082006 Vie Winery L'Imaginaire Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
4/26/082006 Vie Winery Las Madres Syrah, Sonoma, CA – $40***
4/26/082006 Vie Winery L'Etranger, Sonoma, CA – $40***
4/26/082006 Vie Winery Beatty Ranch Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA – $40**
4/28/08NV U Mes U Fan Tres Cava Brut, Penedes, Spain – $14**
4/28/08NV Col Vetoraz Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut, Veneto, Italy – $16***
4/28/08Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny Port, Porto, Portugal – $50***
4/29/082005 Jean Reverdy Sancerre La Reine Blanche, Loire Valley, France – $25**
4/29/082005 Artazuri Garnacha, Navarra, Spain – $10**
4/30/082005 Turley Zinfandel, Navarra, Spain – $65***

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