OK. Just opened my last bottle of 2005 J. Wilkes Bien Nacido Pinot. Had three bottles that I bought on a whim (a very expensive whim) back in 2008. Have been very disappointed in the first two. Let the third rest awhile. Either my tastes have changed or the wine has. At $47 I still wouldn't pick this one as a good bargain, but it didn't suck.
I really suspect that I've come to appreciate this style Pinot a bit more than I did before. It's not as fruit driven like I'm used to expecting in a Cali Pinot. This one has more barnyard. Was very nice with salmon tonight.