Today was a very exciting day, as a delivery arrived that said "Do not deliver to an intoxicated person." An odd warning, I know, but it happened to contain the first shipment of Friedeman Wine's 2011 Russian River Pinot Noir. This wine is the absolute brilliant concoction of two talented winemakers, my brother and sister-in-law, and just one of the offerings currently available from Friedeman Wines. All of their wines are incredibly special, sophisticated and a bit unexpected. That said, a membership to their wine club would be the perfect holiday gift!