For the Hard-To-Impress Hostess
Siduri, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, California, 2011 ($30)
Siduri consistently ranks as one of the top pinot noir producers in the U.S., and this elegant red is no exception. Its fresh acidity and smooth tannins make it well suited to drinking with a table of food and friends. A great gift and good value, this pinot drinks like those twice the price.