Kosta Browne just shipped their 2009 allocations. I normally ignore domestics. But this time a friend brought a bottle of Sonoma Coast to try. I was impressed. Soft tannins, sensuous mouth-feel, elegant, medium body that doesn't overwhelm the palate yet delivers plenty of flavor, subtle spice, not as acidic or earthy as Burgundy, but not as sweet, fruity, or alcoholic-tasting like a typical domestic. At under $60, one of the best California Pinots I've had. Here is a pairing tip for you -- toss green salad, add balsamic vinegar and some dry berries, and pair it with American Pinot Noir. Enjoy!