This is an alluring Pinot Noir from Talbott Vineyards' "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard" in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The fruit is dark and sweet, with a perfume of wild strawberries and black cherries. The 2010 Pinot has beautiful balance and texture. It's a wonderful match with bold flavors — roast duck, pork vindaloo or Hungarian goulash.
Region: Santa Lucia Highlands
Price: $30 to $40
What it goes with: Roast duck, goulash, pot roast
Where to find it: BestWinesOnline.com (888) 817-8880, http://www.bestwinesonline.com; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, http://www.hitimewine.net; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; Rolf's Wine in Newport Beach, (949) 631-1212, http://www.rolfswine.com; the Wine Club in Santa Ana, (714) 835-6485, http://www.thewineclub.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com.