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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

MAY
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5/1/082003 Halter Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
5/2/082005 Pieropan Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy – $16**
5/3/082002 Mitchella Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
5/3/082006 Cellar Can Blau Can Blau, Montsant, Spain – $16**

Sipping in Solvang, CA
STOLPMAN TASTING ROOM: $10 for 6 tastes
5/4/082006 Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion, Santa Barbara, CA – $35***
5/4/082006 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla, Santa Barbara, CA – $22**
5/4/082005 Stolpman Vineyards Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, CA – $32***
5/4/082005 Stolpman Vineyards Estate Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $28**
5/4/082005 Stolpman Vineyards Hilltops Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $45***
5/4/082006 Stolpman Vineyards Angeli, Santa Barbara, CA – $55***

TRIO TASTING ROOM: $15 for 7 tastes
5/4/082006 Di Bruno Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara, CA – $22**
5/4/082004 Di Bruno Sangiovese Stolpman Vineyard, Santa Barbara, CA – $25***
5/4/082006 Curran Gewurztraminer, Santa Barbara, CA – $30*
5/4/082004 Curran Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, CA – $27**
5/4/082004 Curran "Black Oak" Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $27**
5/4/082004 Curran Black Oak Syrah Reserve, Santa Barbara, CA – $38***
5/4/082005 Badge Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***

TASTE OF THE VALLEY: $20 for 6 tastes
5/4/082005 Labyrinth Bien Nacido Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA – $32***
5/4/082006 Michael Grace Rhone Red, Santa Barbara, CA – $23**
5/4/082006 Andrew Murray Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $30**
5/4/082005 Barrel 27 "Head Honcho" Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $35***
5/4/082006 Breggo Cellars Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA – $38**
5/4/082005 Clos Mimi "Petite Rousse" Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $22*

WANDERING DOG WINE BAR: $10 for 5 tastes
5/4/082006 Herman Story Roussanne, Santa Barbara, CA – $28***
5/4/082006 Blair Fox Haylee's Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $18**
5/4/082005 Kaena Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $30***
5/4/082005 Ethan Wines PMV Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $36**
5/4/082004 Stephen Ross Danti Dusi Zinfandel, Santa Barbara, CA – $28***
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5/6/082006 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – $16***
5/6/082001 Marques de Caceras Reserva, Rioja, Spain – $25***
5/8/082006 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $24**
5/8/082006 Tenuta Caparzo Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy – $12**
5/9/082007 Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco, Rueda, Spain – $13**
5/9/082005 Stolpman Vineyards Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, CA – $32***
5/10/082002 Dark Star Cellars Ricordati, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
5/11/082005 Cameron Hughes Lot 38 100-year-old Vines Shiraz ,
Barossa Valley, Australia – $20
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5/12/082005 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha ViƱas Viejas, Calatayud, Spain – $16*
5/13/082005 Calcareous Vineyards Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $34***



Wine Tasting Weekend #2 – May 16-18th – Paso Robles, CA
Day 1: Paso by Appointment
We take advantage of Festival Weekend to go to some places that usually aren't open – Bottles purchased highlighted in Green
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2007 Booker Winery Pink, Syrah/Grenache Blend – $15
2005 Booker Winery White, Roussanne/Viognier Blend – $27
2005 Booker Winery Remnant, Bordeaux Blend – $30
2005 Booker Winery The Fracture, 100% Syrah – $45
2006 Booker Winery Vertigo, 90% Syrah/10% Grenache – $50
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2006 Kaleidos Pink Flamingo, Grenache/Syrah Rose – $10
2004 Kaleidos Osiris, 50% Grenache/50% Syrah – $26
2004 Kaleidos Morpheus, 67% Syrah/23% Grenache/10% Mourvedre – $28
2004 Kaleidos Syrah – $26
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2007 L'Aventure White, 85% Roussanne/15% Viognier – $35
2007 L'Aventure Cuveé Des Potes Rosé – $20
2005 L'Aventure Optimus, 51% Syrah/44% Cabernet Sauvignon – $45
2006 L'Aventure Estate Cote à Cote, Rhone Blend – $85
2007 L'Aventure Estate Cuveé, 49% Syrah /37% Cab Sauvignon 14% Petit Verdot – $85
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2007 Terry Hoage "The Gap" Grenache Blanc – $28
2007 Terry Hoage "Hangtime" Picpoul Blanc – $28
2007 Terry Hoage "Bam Bam" Grenache Rosé – $20
2006 Terry Hoage "The Skins" Grenache – $36
2006 Terry Hoage "The Pick" Cuvee Rhone Blend – $38
2006 Terry Hoage "The 46" Grenache-Syrah – $40
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2004 Fratelli Perata Mafalda, Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot – $40
2003 Fratelli Perata Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – $34
2003 Fratelli Perata Tre Sorelle, Cab Sauvignon/Merlot/Cab Franc – $28
2004 Fratelli Perata Zinfandel – $30
2006 Fratelli Perata Zinfandel – $28
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Day 2: Exploring San Miguel
We head North to avoid the Festival crowds, but the hellish heat brings a quick end.
Bottles purchased highlighted in Green
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2006 RiverStar Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc – $16
2003 RiverStar Vineyards Merlot – $18
2004 RiverStar Vineyards Merlot – $18
2005 RiverStar Vineyards Affinity, Cab/Merlot/Zin Blend – $25
2003 RiverStar Vineyards Syrah – $21
2004 RiverStar Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – $33
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2006 Silver Horse Winery Sauvignon Blanc – $18
2006 Silver Horse Winery Big Easy Rosé – $18
2006 Silver Horse Winery Cabernet Sauvignon – $40
2006 Silver Horse Winery Petite Sirah – $38
2006 Silver Horse Winery Petit Verdot – $38
2006 Silver Horse Winery Sage, Malbec/Petit Verdot/CS Blend – $40
2006 Silver Horse Winery Big Easy Blend, Tempranillo/Grenache/CS – $40
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2007 Ranchita Canyon Grenache Rosé – $16
2005 Ranchita Canyon Ranchita Red, Rhone/Bordeaux Blend – $18
2003 Ranchita Canyon Serenata, Sangiovese/Cab/Petite Sirah – $24
2004 Ranchita Canyon Serenata, Sangiovese/Cab/Petite Sirah – $24
2005 Ranchita Canyon Sangiovese – $26
2005 Ranchita Canyon Old Vines Zinfandel – $32
2005 Ranchita Canyon Cabernet Franc – $28
2005 Ranchita Canyon Fusion, Grenache/Petite Sirah – $28
2003 Ranchita Canyon Petite Sirah – $28
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Day 3: Downtown Favorites
Tasting Fees $5, waved with purchase – Bottles purchased highlighted in Green
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2006 Anglim Winery Cameo, Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne – $22
2006 Anglim Winery Viognier, Bien Nacido Vineyard – $24
2006 Anglim Winery Rosé, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre – $15
2005 Anglim Winery Grenache – $24
2006 Anglim Winery Syrah – $24
2006 Anglim Winery Zinfandel, St. Peter of Alcantara Vineyard – $24
2006 Anglim Winery Petite Sirah – $18
2006 Anglim Winery Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard – $45
2005 Anglim Winery Cabernet Franc, Paso Del Sol Vineyard – $32
2005 Anglim Winery Best Barrel Blend, Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache – $32
2006 Anglim Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Starr Ranch Vineyard – $32
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2006 Edward Sellers Vineyards Blanc du Rhone – $29
2006 Edward Sellers Vineyards Viognier – $28
2006 Edward Sellers Vineyards Grenache Rosé – $18
2004 Edward Sellers Vineyards Grenache – $25
2005 Edward Sellers Vineyards Cognito, Rhone/Zin Blend – $26
2005 Edward Sellers Vineyards Le Thief, Rhone Blend – $30
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5/21/082002 Rio Seco Grand Slam, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
5/22/082005 Bodegas Piqueras Valcanto Monastrell, Almansa, Spain – $11*
5/23/082005 Bruni Marteto Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy – $16**
5/24/082006 Chateau Mourgues du Gres Les Galets Rosés, Costières-de-Nimes, France – $15***
5/24/082005 Beckmen Vineyards Syrah Barrel Select, Santa Barbara, CA – $35***
5/25/082005 Edward Sellers Vineyards Le Thief, Paso Robles, CA – $30***
5/27/082005 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain – $16**
5/28/082005 Anglim Best Barrel Blend, Paso Robles, CA – $32**
5/28/082005 Miura Pinot Noir Gary's Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA – $50***
5/30/082006 Stags Leap Winery Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA – $23**
5/30/081999 Bodegas Navarro-Lopez Old Vines Tempranillo, Valdepanes, Spain – $18*
5/31/082006 Paul Jaboulet Parallèle 45, Cotes-du-Rhone, France – $8*
5/31/082005 Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain – $7**



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

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