Today I'm killing 2 bottles with 1 stone, both 2010 pinots from California, a Cupcake from around Livermore in the north and a SeaGlass from around Santa Barbara.
Either pinots are finally growing on me towards the end of my pinot drinking season, or else I'm stumbling on some that I just like better. I liked both of these with a slight edge to the Cupcake.
I was thinking I've had a Cupcake varietal in one of my past drinking seasons (Sauvignon blanc maybe?) and wasn't all that crazy about it. The label describes it as very cherry with a spice edge to it. It wasn't as cherryish as the one a few weeks ago, but this is certainly very fruity and went well with food. The label suggests pairing it with a mushroom risotto (which seems to be the new hot food on wine labels to suggest pairing with), and I'd agree with that.
The SeaGlass also wasn't bad although I didn't like it quite as much as the Cupcake; it was more of a generic pinot. The label claims "juicy cherry flavors ... [and] vibrant acidity". I don't know about the acidity bit, which you don't tend to find on pinot labels, but it was certainly a nice wine. I'll agree with their suggestion of a pairing with roast turkey. Sounds good right now, actually.