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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

OCTOBER
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10/1/092007 Zynthesis Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, CA – $15**
10/2/092008 Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio, California – $10*
10/3/092006 Vines on the Marycrest Round Midnight, Paso Robles, CA – $25**
10/5/092006 Palmina Dolcetto, Santa Barbara, CA – $20***
10/6/092005 Dark Star Cellars Merlot, Paso Robles, CA – $25**
10/7/092008 Benvolio Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy – $10**
10/7/092007 Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA – $18**
10/9/092007 Brander Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $15**
10/10/092008 Chateau de Montfaucon "Comtesse Madelaine" Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley, France – $16**
10/10/092007 Chateau de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France – $18**
10/10/092007 Domaine Cecile Chassagne Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France – $18*
10/10/092007 Domaine de Fondreche "Persia" Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone Valley, France – $27***
10/10/092007 Vincent Paris Saint-Joseph, Rhone Valley, France – $25*
10/10/092007 Domaine de Nalys Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France – $30**
10/10/092007 Domaine Grand Veneur "Les Origines" Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France – $50***
10/10/092007 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France – $60**
10/10/092007 Cuvée du Vatican "Reserve Sixtine" Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France – $60**
10/10/092007 Domaine de la Janesse "Chaupin" Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France – $85**
10/11/092007 Altovinum Evodia Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain – $10**
10/12/092008 Trapiche Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – $8**
10/13/092006 Pago de los Capellanes Tinto Joven, Ribera del Duero, Spain – $16*
10/14/092006 Creta Roble Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain – $14**
10/15/092006 Bodegas Naia Las Brisas, Rueda, Spain – $10**
10/17/092003 Lail Vineyards Blueprint, Napa Valley, CA – $45***
10/18/092005 NOBOS Merlot, Sonoma County, CA – $20**
10/21/092008 Roshambo "The Obvious" Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, CA – $16*
10/23/092008 Verdad Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $15**
10/23/092008 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvee, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
10/23/092006 Qupé Roussanne, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
10/23/092006 Verdad Tempranillo, Santa Barbara, CA – $19**
10/23/092007 Qupé Los Olivos Cuvee, Santa Barbara, CA – $25***
10/23/092006 Qupé Nelson Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $35***
10/23/092006 Qupé Santa Barbara County Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
10/23/092006 Ethan Wines Purisma Mountain Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
10/23/092006 Epiphany Cellars Pinot Gris, Santa Barbara, CA – $18**
10/23/092007 Epiphany Cellars Inspiration, Santa Barbara, CA – $23**
10/23/092008 Epiphany Cellars Grenache Blanc, Santa Barbara, CA – $24***
10/23/092007 Epiphany Cellars Grenache Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $14*
10/23/092005 Epiphany Cellars Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $23**
10/23/092005 Epiphany Cellars Petite Sirah, Santa Barbara, CA – $30**
10/23/092005 Epiphany Cellars Block 2 Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $40***
10/23/092007 Core Wine Company Rosé, Santa Barbara, CA – $12**
10/23/092006 Core Wine Company White Wine, Santa Barbara, CA – $21*
10/23/092007 Core Wine Company Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $20**
10/23/092006 Core Wine Company Cuvee Fletcher, Santa Barbara, CA – $61***
10/23/092006 Kuyam 13 Moons, Santa Barbara, CA – $19**
10/23/092005 C3 Crazy Eights, Santa Barbara, CA – $38**
10/23/092005 Rio Seco Roussanne, Paso Robles, CA – $18**
10/23/092003 Rio Seco Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
10/24/092008 Anglim Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $28***
10/24/092007 Anglim Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA – $26***
10/24/092007 Anglim Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
10/24/092005 Anglim Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $24**
10/24/092007 Anglim Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA – $34**
10/24/092007 Anglim Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA – $48***
10/24/092006 Anglim Petite Sirah French Camp Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA – $24**
10/24/092008 Terry Hoage "The Gap" Cuvee Blanc, Paso Robles, CA – $32***
10/24/092008 Terry Hoage "BamBam" Estate Rosé, Paso Robles, CA – $20**
10/24/092007 Terry Hoage "Skins" Grenache, Paso Robles, CA – $38***
10/24/092007 Terry Hoage "Pick" Grenache Cuvee, Paso Robles, CA – $40***
10/24/092007 Terry Hoage "The 46" Grenache-Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $45***
10/24/092007 Terry Hoage "Hedge" Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $48***
10/24/092007 Terry Hoage "5 Blocks" Syrah Cuvee, Paso Robles, CA – $48***
10/24/092008 Cass Vineyards Viognier, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
10/24/092005 Cass Vineyards Rockin' One, Paso Robles, CA – $36***
10/25/092008 Villicana Viognier, Paso Robles, CA – $23**
10/25/09NV Villicana Winemaker's Cuvée, Paso Robles, CA – $20**
10/25/092007 Villicana Estate Merlot, Paso Robles, CA – $24**
10/25/092005 Villicana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $28**
10/25/092007 Villicana Estate Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $30***
10/25/092008 L'Aventure Estate Roussanne, Paso Robles, CA – $24***
10/25/092007 L'Aventure Optimus, Paso Robles, CA – $45***
10/25/092007 L'Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA – $80****
10/25/092007 L'Aventure Estate Cote à Cote, Paso Robles, CA – $85***
10/25/092007 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée, Paso Robles, CA – $85****
10/27/092003 Anglim Best Barrel Syrah, Paso Robles, CA – $32***
10/29/092004 Caparone Nebbiolo, Paso Robles, CA – $14*
10/30/092005 Beckmen Vineyards PMV Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA – $36***
10/30/092006 Cass Vineyards Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
10/30/092005 Topanga Vineyards Syrah, Edna Valley, CA – $20**


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

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