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90+ point rated wines under $20
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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

JUNE
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6/2/092006 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel-Saar-Ruwar, Germany – $20**
6/3/092006 Majella "The Musician" Cab-Shiraz, Coonawarra, Australia – $17**
6/5/092007 Chateau Grande Cassagne Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, France – $10*


DAY ONE of the LA Wine Fest. Since they didn't provide a book to write in (assumed they would and left mine at home), this is mostly from memory.

6/6/092008 Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $16**
6/6/092008 Vina Robles White4, Paso Robles, CA – $14**
6/6/092007 Vina Robles Roseum, Paso Robles, CA – $13**
6/6/092007 Vina Robles Red4, Paso Robles, CA – $16**
6/6/092006 Vina Robles Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, CA – $26**
6/6/092007 Cantara Cellars Barbera, Camarillo, CA – $32***
6/6/092007 Cantara Cellars Trio Sonata, Camarillo, CA – $35**
6/6/092007 Mollydooker Two Left Feet, McLaren Vale, Australia – $25***
6/6/092007 Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia – $25***
6/6/092007 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia – $55***
6/6/092006 Demetria Cuvee Papou White, Santa Barbara, CA – $28***
6/6/092006 Demetria Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
6/6/092006 Demetria Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $35**
6/6/092006 Core b.core, Santa Barbara, CA – $35**
6/6/092006 Core Red Wine, Santa Barbara, CA – $22***
6/6/092005 Core Hard Core, Santa Barbara, CA – $29***
6/6/092006 Core Elevation Sensation, Santa Barbara, CA – $42***
6/6/092006 Turchi Malbec, Santa Barbara, CA – $18*
6/6/092006 C3 Tempranillo, Santa Barbara, CA – $18**
6/6/092007 Kindred Wines White Rhone Blend, Sonoma, CA – $32***
6/6/092007 Kindred Wines Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA – $49***
6/6/092007 Seawind Pinot Noir, La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Barbara, CA – $44***
6/6/092007 Seawind Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA – $44**
6/6/092008 Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon, Barossa, Australia – $18**
6/6/092008 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz, Barossa, Australia – $20**
6/6/092008 Torbreck Cuveé Juveniles, Barossa, Australia – $25***
6/6/092008 Quivera Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, CA – $18***
6/6/092008 Quivera Winery Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA – $20*
6/6/092007 Derby Wine Estates Pinot Gris, Paso Robles, CA – $18***
6/6/092006 Derby Wine Estates "Fifteen Ten", Paso Robles, CA – $24*
6/6/092007 Derby Wine Estates "Mosaic" Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $14**
6/6/092007 Derby Wine Estates Pinot Noir, Paso Robles, CA – $42**
6/6/092007 Derby Wine Estates MoCab, Paso Robles, CA – $28***

DAY TWO of the LA Wine Fest. Not as many choices. Only listing the highlights.

6/7/092006 Vines on the Marycrest Heart of Glass, Paso Robles, CA – $22**
6/7/092006 Vines on the Marycrest Round Midnight, Paso Robles, CA – $25***
6/7/092006 Vines on the Marycrest Satin Doll, Paso Robles, CA – $30**
6/7/092006 Vines on the Marycrest My Generation, Paso Robles, CA – $25***
6/7/092007 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Malvasia Bianca, Santa Barbara, CA – $24*
6/7/092007 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Roussanne, Santa Barbara, CA – $24***
6/7/092005 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Mourvedre, Santa Barbara, CA – $36***
6/7/092007 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Tempranillo, Santa Barbara, CA – $28**
6/7/092007 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Syrah/Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $28**
6/7/092006 Roxo Port Cellars Negrette, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
6/7/092006 Roxo Port Cellars Negrette, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
6/7/092006 Roxo Port Cellars Paso Melange, Paso Robles, CA – $24**
6/7/092006 Roxo Port Cellars Ruby Tradicional, Paso Robles, CA – $24***

6/9/092005 Kaena Santa Ynez Valley Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $25**
6/10/092007 Trader Joe's Coastal Zinfandel, Central Coast, CA – $4**
6/11/092007 Mill Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, CA – $18**
6/12/092007 Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco, Rueda, Spain – $13**
6/12/092007 Paco & Lola Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain – $14**
6/12/092007 Bodegas Ateca "Atteca" Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain – $14**
6/12/092007 Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain – $15**
6/12/092005 Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon, Jumilla, Spain – $16**
6/13/092005 Atalayas de Golban, Ribera del Duero, Spain – $16**
6/14/092003 Saxon-Brown Parmalee Hill Vineyard Syrah, Sonoma, CA – $30***
6/15/092007 GC Wine Co "Z" White, Columbia Valley, WA – $12**
6/15/092007 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres, Cotes-du-Rhone, France – $15**
6/15/092006 3 Jacks Merlot, Sonoma County, CA – $15**
6/15/092006 Graves Mourvedre, Central Coast, CA – $27**
6/15/092007 Charles Smith "Boom Boom" Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA – $15**
6/17/092006 Vinos Sin-Ley Puerta Bonita G5 Garnacha, Madrid, Spain – $10*
6/18/092007 Kaena Wines Hapa Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $24***
6/20/092008 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $16**
6/21/092004 Brian Benson Cellars "Karma", Paso Robles, CA – $24**
6/22/092007 Albero Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain – $6**
6/23/092005 Stolpman Vineyards La Coppa Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, CA – $25***
6/25/092006 Azienda Agricola Grillo Colli Orientali Tocai Friulano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy – $14**
6/26/092008 Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA – $14**
6/26/092007 Charles Smith "Boom Boom!" Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA – $15**
6/26/092007 Charles Smith "The Velvet Devil" Merlot, Washington State – $12**
6/27/092007 Red Car Trolley Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA – $45**
6/27/092007 Red Car The Aphorist Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA – $60***
6/27/092007 Red Car Heaven & Earth Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA – $60***
6/27/092007 Red Car Tomorrowland Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $45**
6/27/092006 Red Car The Fight Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $60***
6/27/092007 Albero Bomba Rosé, Jumilla, Spain – $5*
6/30/092006 Hitching Post Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $17**


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

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