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BANG FOR THE BUCK
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This list will try to include every wine that's passed my lips, at dinner, in class or at a tasting. I realized last year that sometimes taking accurate notes or even getting the proper name was not always possible. Tried at least 750 wines in 2008, most of which I do remember. Without having an official class this year, that number will be hard to reach. I think my liver will thank me.

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

APRIL
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4/1/092006 Francois Villard Saint Peray Blanc Version, Rhone Valley, France – $29***
4/1/092007 White Dog Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $13*
4/1/092006 Domaine les Grands Bois Rasteau Cuvée Marc, Rhone Valley, CA – $23**
4/2/092004 Vina Solorca Zarus Barrica, Ribera del Duero, Spain – $15**
4/3/092006 Edward Sellers Vertigo, Paso Robles, CA – $30**


We hit up our wine club wineries to help our friend celebrate her 40th birthday. Here's what we tasted.

4/5/092008 Summerland Winery Pinot Gris, Santa Barbara, CA – $17**
4/5/092007 Summerland Winery Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, CA – $15**
4/5/092007 Summerland Winery Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA – $24***
4/5/092006 Summerland Winery Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $17**
4/5/092008 Cass Vineyards Viogner, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
4/5/092008 Cass Vineyards Roussanne, Paso Robles, CA – $26***
4/5/092006 Cass Vineyards Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
4/5/092006 Cass Vineyards Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $36***
4/5/092006 Cass Vineyards Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, CA – $36***
4/5/092007 Silver Horse Albarino, Paso Robles, CA – $27***
4/5/092005 Booker Winery Remnant, Paso Robles, CA – $30***
4/6/092006 Stolpman La Cuadrilla Merlot, Santa Barbara, CA – $24**
4/6/092005 Stolpman La Coppa Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, CA – $24**
4/6/092006 Stolpman Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, CA – $32***
4/6/092005 Stolpman Malbec, Santa Barbara, CA – $30**
4/6/092006 Stolpman Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $36***
4/6/092005 Stolpman La Coppa Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $22***
4/6/092008 Beckmen Vineyards Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $16**
4/6/092007 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $30***
4/6/092007 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
4/6/092008 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $18**
4/6/092006 Beckmen Vineyards PMV Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $48***
4/6/092006 Beckmen Vineyards PMV Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $48***
4/6/092006 Beckmen Vineyards PMV Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara, CA – $55***

4/10/092007 Project Happiness Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, CA – $7**
4/11/092005 Cass Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $42***
4/12/092007 Domaine La Rocalière Rosé, Tavel, France – $15**
4/13/092005 Beckmen Vineyards Atelier, Santa Barbara, CA – $30**
4/14/092004 Thacher Winery Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $29**
4/15/092005 Nadeau Family Vintners Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, CA – $23**
4/16/092007 Tapeña Rosé, Tierra de Castilla, Spain – $8**
4/18/092008 Cass Winery Roussanne, Paso Robles, CA – $26***
4/18/092007 Mas Carlot Rosé, Vin du Pays D'Oc, France – $10***
4/19/092008 Bodegas As Laxas Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain – $18***
4/19/092007 Orin Swift Veladora Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA – $25**
4/19/092005 Les Hauts Lastour Coteaux du Quercy, Cahors, France – $10**
4/19/092006 Preston Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA – $23*
4/19/09NV Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano, Veneto, Italy – $15**
4/19/092007 Pascal Janvier Jasnieres, Loire Valley, France – $22***
4/19/092006 Catherine Le Goeuil Cairanne Cuvee Lea Felsch, Cotes du Rhone Villages, France – $15*
4/19/092005 Chateau Belles-Graves Lalande-de-Pomerol, Bordaux, France – $27**
4/19/092007 Tintero Moscato d'Asti "Sori Gramella", Piedmont, Italy – $12**
4/20/092006 Perfecta Pinot Grigio, Northern Califonia – $12**
4/21/092006 Cass Winery Viognier, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
4/22/092000 Bedford Thompson Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $22**
4/23/092008 Beckmen Vineyards Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $16**
4/23/092005 Calcareous Vineyards Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
4/24/092008 Marques des Caceras Blanco, Rioja, Spain – $6*
4/25/092008 White Cottage Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA – $24**
4/25/092006 White Cottage Ranch Risa Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA – $48**
4/25/092005 White Cottage Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA – $65**
4/25/092006 Calix Cellars Masked Man Vineyard Syrah, Napa Valley, CA – $26**
4/27/092007 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain – $15**
4/28/092007 Edward Sellers Vineyards Viognier, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
4/29/092006 Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir, Nelson, New Zealand – $19**
4/30/092007 Fattoria Laila Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi, Marche, Italy – $13**


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

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