This time, a 2009 Edna Valley Paragon pinot noir that ran me about $16. Finally a pinot noir this fall that I can say I might drink again.
This hails from Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo. It had more body than most of the pinots I've drunk this fall, and seemed a little sweeter and less tannic. The label says notes of plum, cherry, and pomegranate, which I think sums it up well.
They call it luscious; I'm not sure I'd go quite that far but it's pretty darn good. I'd guess it would drink nicely with a tenderloin or maybe even something like chicken marsala.