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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

JANUARY
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1/1/09NV Moet & Chandon White Star, Champagne, France – $45***
1/2/092006 Mondo Cellars Mambo #5, Paso Robles, CA – $26**
1/4/092006 Banfi Col di Sasso IGT, Tuscany, Italy – $10*
1/5/092005 Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy – $28*
1/6/092005 Dark Star Cellars Anderson Road, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
1/7/092005 Cass Winery Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
1/8/092003 Rio Seco Winery Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
1/9/092007 Venica & Venica Collio Pinot Bianco, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy – $18**
1/10/092005 Stolpman Vineyards Hilltops Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $45***
1/11/092005 Anglim Winery Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
1/12/092006 Croad Vineyards Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $32**
1/13/092005 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA – $35**
1/14/092007 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – $11**
1/15/092006 Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, CA – $11**
1/16/092003 Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $22**
1/17/092002 Miura Pinot Noir, Carneros Hudson Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA – $45***
1/18/092006 Minassian-Young Winery 1000 Vines Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA – $22***
1/19/092006 Terlato Pinot Grigio, Sonoma, CA – $16**
1/20/092005 Las Rocas Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain – $11**
1/21/092006 Cass Winery Mourvedre, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
1/22/092006 Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA – $28**
1/23/092008 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés, Salta, Argentina – $16***
1/23/092006 Dark Star Cellars Left Turn, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
1/24/092005 Summerland Winery Pinot Noir, Odyssey-Thurleston Vineyard, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
1/25/092005 Hidden Cellars Petite Sirah, Mendocino, CA – $16*
1/27/092006 Minassian-Young Vineyards Tempranillo, Paso Robles, CA – $22***
1/28/092005 Josetta Saffirio Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy – $25**
1/29/092005 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Bécarre, Loire Valley, France – $18**
1/31/092005 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, CA – $36*
1/31/092005 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $26*
1/31/092006 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Tempranillo, Santa Barbara, CA – $26***
1/31/092006 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Merlot, Santa Barbara, CA – $26**
1/31/092005 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara, CA – $28**
1/31/092005 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Mourvedre, Santa Barbara, CA – $42**


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

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