- Delicious, deep, plum, spicy, well-balanced Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley, drank at vinology
- Willamette Valley Pinot noir
- black cherry, slate and scorched earth are joined by subtle floral tones.
- 14 Hands Hot to Trot blend Columbia Valley from Cheesecake Factory. Better than Mark West Pinot Noir, needs smokier.
- Sipping a fantastic 2011 Pinot Noir by Figge at Carmel Valley Ranch with good friend Kevin.