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This list will include almost 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

JULY
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7/1/082004 Stolpman Vineyards Limestone Hill Cuvee, Santa Barbara, CA – $18**
7/2/082007 Chateau Mourgues du Gres Les Galets Dorés, Costières-de-Nimes, France – $16***
7/2/082005 Beckmen Vineyards Purisma Block Six Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $50***
7/3/082005 Cass Winery Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
7/3/082006 Cuvaison Diablo Syrah, Carneros, CA – $28**
7/6/082005 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA – $25*
7/6/082006 Anglim Winery Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $15**
7/9/082006 Palmina Arneis, Santa Barbara, CA – $16**
7/9/082003 Dark Star Ricordati, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
7/11/082007 Domaine les Aphillanthes "Les Galets" Rosé, Cotes du Rhone, France – $12*
7/12/082005 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa, Veneto, Italy – $25***
7/13/082005 Domaine André Brunel Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Rhone Valley, France – $10*
7/14/082006 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes, Salta, Argentina – $16***
7/15/082005 Domaine de la Croix Senaillet St. Véran Chardonnay, Burgundy, France – $15**
7/16/082006 Barrel 27 Wine Co. Rock and a Hard Place Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $21**
7/18/082006 Wild Horse Chardonnay, Paso Robles, CA – $16**
7/18/082005 Edward Sellers Winery Le Thief, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
7/19/082007 Domaine de l'Hortus Pic St. Loup Rosé de Saignée, Coteaux-du-Languedoc, France – $12*
7/20/082005 Finca Luzon Altos de Luzon, Jumilla, Spain – $16**
7/21/082005 Luc Lapeyre Minervois L'Amourier, Languedoc, France – $16*
7/22/082005 Donnafugata Nero d'Avola Sedara, Sicily, Italy – $12*
7/23/082005 Mano a Mano Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain – $9**
7/23/082005 Guelbenzu Vierlas, Navarra, Spain – $11**
7/25/082007 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Rosado, Calatayud, Spain – $8**
7/25/082005 Dark Star Anderson Road, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
7/26/082007 Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco, Rueda, Spain – $13**
7/26/082006 Pyramid Valley Riesling Lebecca Vineyard, Canterbury, New Zealand – $22**
7/28/082003 Tenuta Friggiali Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy – $18**
7/29/082005 Cass Winery Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
7/30/082005 Ca' Viola Dolcetto d'Alba Vilot, Piedmont, Italy – $18**


AUGUST
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8/1/082006 Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Marches, Italy – $18**
8/2/082006 Las Renas Macabeo, Bullas, Spain – $10*
8/2/082005 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina – $15*
8/3/082006 Curtis Winery Heritage Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $14**
8/3/082000 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
8/5/082006 Tolosa Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley, CA – $14**
8/6/082004 Castell del Remei Gotim Bru, Costers del Segre, Spain – $12*
8/9/082007 Bodegas San Pedro Apóstol Campellares Rosado, Rioja, Spain – $9*
8/10/082006 Paolo Scavino Rosso Vino di Tavola, Piedmonte, Italy – $16**
8/11/082005 Bodegas Merum Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain – $10**
8/12/082007 Domaine La Genestière Cuvée Raphael, Tavel, France – $14**
8/13/082005 Betts & Scholl Grenache Chronique, Barossa Valley, Australia – $35***
8/14/082006 Rochford Pinot Noir Latitude, Victoria, Australia – $15**
8/15/082006 Bodegas Leceranas Evohé Garnacha, Aragon, Spain – $11**


TASTING IN DOWNTOWN BARRINGTON, IL: Their two main shops, Kelley Cellars and the Wine Discount Center, have free tastings every Saturday afternoon. We, of course, could not resist.

WINE DISCOUNT CENTER
8/16/082007 Domaine de la Fruitière Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley, France – $8**
8/16/082006 Oberon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA – $12*
8/16/082006 Feital "Auratus" Alvarinho/Trajadura, Minho, Portugal – $15***
8/16/082006 Larochette-Manciat Saint-Véran, Burgundy, France – $14**
8/16/082007 Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage, Stellenbosch, S. Africa – $8**
8/16/082005 Domaine Chevrot Santenay, Burgundy, France – $23**
8/16/082005 Chateau Ste. Michelle "Cold Creek" Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, WA – $22*

KELLEY CELLARS WINE AND CHEESE SHOP
8/16/082006 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley, CA – $16***
8/16/082007 Girard Sauvignin Blanc, Napa Valley, CA – $17**
8/16/082006 Magito Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast, CA – $15*
8/16/082007 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – $16*
8/16/082005/2006 Cellar #8 Zinfandel, California – $11*
8/16/082005 St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA – $22**
8/16/082005 D-Cubed Primitivo, Napa Valley, CA – $28**
8/16/082004/05 Dutton-Goldfield Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, CA – $30**


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8/17/082005 Bodegas Castano Solanera, Yecla, Spain – $15***
8/18/082004 Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses, Priorat, Spain – $28**
8/20/082004 RiverStar Vineyards Merlot, Paso Robles, CA – $25**
8/21/082005 Domaine des Tours Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Rhone Valley, France – $18**
8/22/082006 Inama Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy – $12**
8/23/082004 Cass Winery Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
8/24/082006 Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion, Santa Barbara, CA – $35***
8/24/082006 Koehler Winery Riesling, Santa Barbara, CA – $14**
8/24/082002 Rideau Vineyard In-Circle Cellar Club Chateau Duplantier Cuvée, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
8/25/082006 Bodegas Castano Monastrell, Yecla, Spain – $8**
8/26/082003 Brian Benson Cellars Shop Truck Red, Paso Robles, CA – $25**
8/27/082005 Cedar Mountain Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore, CA – $12*
8/27/082007 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Rosé, Tavel, France – $14***
8/27/082005 Barrel 27 Central Coast Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $15**
8/27/082006 Senorio de Barahonda Monastrell Tinto, Yecla, Spain – $11**
8/28/082004 Piedra Creek Winery Pinot Noir, Edna Valley, CA – $24**
8/29/082005 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling, Margaret River, Australia – $18*
8/30/082003 Brian Benson Shop Truck Red, Paso Robles, CA – $28**


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

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