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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. Sometimes taking accurate notes is not always possible so only the name and my overall impression will be listed.

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Started the month out right at the Austria Uncorked tasting. Following were Top 20 wines of the day. Ones I will be seeking out. Who knew Grüner Veltliner was so good? (Prices are approximate)
5/2/112010 Geyerhof Grüner Veltliner Hoher Rain, Kremstal, Austria – $23***
5/2/112010 Geyerhof Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg Reserve, Kremstal, Austria – $20**
5/2/112008 Geyerhof Zweigelt Ried Richtern, Niederösterreich, Austria – $20**
5/2/112009 Juris Zweigelt Selection, Burgenland, Austria – $18**
5/2/112008 Weinrieder Riesling Kugler, Niederösterreich, Austria – $25***
5/2/112008 Weinrieder Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben, Niederösterreich, Austria – $25***
5/2/112010 Huber Grüner Veltliner DAC, Traisental, Austria – $15**
5/2/112009 Veyder-Malberg Grüner Veltliner Kreutles, Wachau, Austria – $30***
5/2/112010 Bründlmayer Zweigelt Rosé, Niederösterreich, Austria – $18***
5/2/112009 Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Reserve, Kamptal, Austria – $60****
5/2/112010 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Gobelsburger, Kamptal, Austria – $15**
5/2/112009 Nikolaihof Wachau Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug, Wachau, Austria – $30***
5/2/112009 Nikolaihof Wachau Grüner Veltliner Im Weingebirge Smaragd, Wachau, Austria – $35***
5/2/112009 Turk Grüner Veltliner Kremser Sandgrube, Kremstal, Austria – $23**
5/2/112009 Turk Grüner Veltliner Frechau, Kremstal, Austria – $30***
5/2/112009 Turk Zweigelt Im grossen Berg, Niederösterreich, Austria – $14**
5/2/112008 Heinrich Maestro Cuvée, Burgenland, Austria – $15**
5/2/112008 Heinrich Zweigelt, Burgenland, Austria – $20**
5/2/112010 Salomon Undhof Grüner Veltliner Hochterrassen, Niederösterreich, Austria – $15**
5/2/112009 Hirsch Grüner Veltliner Trinkvergnügen #8, Niederösterreich, Austria – $17**
5/5/112007 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla Merlot Santa Barbara, CA – $22**
5/6/112009 Huber Grüner Veltliner Obere Steigen, Traisental, Austria – $23**

Finally held my Paso Robles 2007 Mourvèdre Showdown. Full reviews to come later. For details about the tasting, click here.
5/7/112007 Adelaida Cellars Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $30*
5/7/112007 Anglim Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $34***
5/7/112007 Calcareous Winery Reserve Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $42**
5/7/112007 Denner Vineyards Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $42***
5/7/112007 Edward Sellers Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
5/7/112007 Minassian-Young Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $23**
5/7/112007 Mooney Family Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
5/7/112007 Oso Libre Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
5/7/112007 Tablas Creek Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $35**
5/7/112007 Villa Creek Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $40***
5/7/112007 Villicana Winery Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, CA – $30**

5/13/11

2005 Stolpman Vineyards Hilltops Syrah, Santa Barbara, CA – $38

****

5/16/11

2009 Quinto de Cardo Branco Beira, Portugal – $12

**
5/16/112010 Companhia das Quintas Prova Regia Arinto Bucelas, Portugal – $11**
5/16/112010 Vinedos de Ithaca Odysseus Garnatxa Blanca Priorat, Spain – $13**
5/16/112010 Don Jacobo Rosado Rioja, Spain – $10**
5/16/112010 Quinto de Soalheiro Alvarinho Vinho Verde, Portugal – $21***
5/16/112010 Bodegas As Laxas Albarino Rias Baixas, Spain – $18**
5/16/112010 Bodegas Terra Sigilata Filon Garnacha Calatayud, Spain – $11**
5/17/112007 Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah California – $10*
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Got a chance to revisit Italian wines at the Vino Vino LA event. The following wines were the ones that really stood out and delivered quality and complexity in their price range. Ones I will be seeking out.
5/18/112009 Caldora Pecorino Colle dei Venti IGT Abruzzo, Italy – $18**
5/18/112010 Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina Campania, Italy – $15**
5/18/11NV Perle di Piera Rosé Veneto, Italy – $18**
5/18/112008 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Piedmonte, Italy – $30**
5/18/112009 Malvira Roero Arneis Piedmonte, Italy – $16**
5/18/112008 Eraldo Viberti Dolcetto Piedmonte, Italy – $20**
5/18/112008 La Giolella Sytà Marche, Italy – $20**
5/18/112005 Antinori Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany, Italy – $75***
5/18/112009 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Campania, Italy – $20**
5/18/112010 Anselmi San Vicenzo Veneto, Italy – $15***
5/18/112008 Anselmi Capitel Croce Veneto, Italy – $22**
5/18/112009 Planeta La Segreta Bianco Sicilia, Italy – $16**
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5/19/112004 L'Aventure Esate Cúvee Paso Robles, CA – $65***
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5/20-22: Weekend in Paso Robles. Seriously too much wine to elaborate here.
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5/24/112006 kukkula Sisu Paso Robles, CA – $28**
5/25/112007 Vina Alarba Old Vines Garnacha Aragon, Spain – $10*
5/27/112008 McPrice Myers Terre Blanche Paso Robles, CA – $22**
5/28/112006 Grey Stack Cellars Narcissist Syrah Sonoma, CA – $45***
5/29/112004 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, CA – $28**
5/30/112007 Gelfand Winery Syrah Paso Robles, CA – $30***


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

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