finding a really good pinot noir for under $10 can be difficult. BV from france is not bad at about $8, but it isn't great. the nose is black cherry, plum and spice. not too complex on the nose. the palate is cherries, earthy, slightly mushroom notes and some hints of cocoa and spice in the finish. a very subtle pinot. like i said, not bad, just not great. if you are new to red wines, this might be a nice way to get started, as it won't scare you off with a big, huge taste and a nice price.