The last couple nights I tried a 2009 Domaine Poulleau Pere & Fils pinot noir from the Cote de Beaune (for where that is, see my last posting). It ran me $20 from invino.com.
Better than the $30 pinot a couple bottles back but still not my favorite red. I didn't get particular notes from it, maybe a touch of "iron". It wasn't particularly great for sipping, but it went down nicely with some food.
An OK pinot noir; I'm betting it would go well will filet or chateaubriand.