This is not a high-end, refined Pinot Noir that one tries to explain with multiple metaphors and similes. It’s uncomplicated, but hardly monotonous. It has the aroma and tastes of raspberry and cherry and, as one reviewer noted, “Balanced finish, bright acidity and lifted on the palate. Light tannins.” The wine is produced by well-known sommelier David Gordon, who named the quaff in honor of his daughter, Ginger. He relies on friends to provide grapes. His friends include the heads of some of California’s best-known luxury bottlings, and all the friends want to remain anonymous. Give this beauty a try. At $10-$11 per bottle, it’s a real bargain.