A good wine with decent complexity for the price. A food wine.
2007 Kenwood Russian River Valley, $18 / $9
A good Pinot, not great, but I've had $45 ones that aren't as good.
2007 Husch Anderson Valley, $23 / $17
Much more on the spicy side rather than fruit-forward though I picked up sour cherries. A bit of a rough, acidic and tannic finish though not out of balance. Decent complexity. But if you like lots of cherry fruit then this isn't your wine.
As it's tough to make a bad Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley it's also nearly impossible to make a bad Pinot in Anderson Valley.
2007 French Rabbit, $10 / $9
2006 Gallo Family Sonoma County, $16 / $10
I've found this wine selling for $9 or $10. I picked this bottle up at a Safeway market while noticing quite a few Pinots for under $20 on their shelf, but many had a California, North Coast or some other broad appellation. Doesn't mean they're not good, but I just wasn't sure where the fruit might be from -- or maybe I shouldn't worry in this price class.