At the risk of sounding sexist, Tim called this 2005 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru "a very feminine wine." (Meghan was not offended.) It has a soft, almost velvety texture--no rough edges. If you don't like your reds earthy, tannic, acidic, or alcoholic, this wine is for you.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, the Clos Salomon comes from the Côte Chalonnaise region of Burgundy--a good place to go bargain-hunting. At its $30 price point, it doesn't have the interesting and complex fruit notes that more expensive Burgundies are known for. (By the way, the "feminine" analogy officially ended after the first paragraph.) But its red currant and dark cherry flavors pleased our palates, and would probably please most others. It's kind of like the Slumdog Millionaire of wines.
Drink it before a meal or with chicken or other poultry. Probably not red meat. We conferred on how to rate it (gender-neutrally, of course) and came up with a 7.5 out of 10.