If you like Burgundy, try Oregon Pinot Noir, as indicated above. Also, there are some good CA made Pinot Noir, so explore. Russian River Valley tends to be big, fruity, and spicey, overly so, for my tastes. However, if you're just getting into Pinot, try them all and see what you like. Most of the 2006 CA pinot I have tasted this past year have been good. The few OR Pinots I have tasted were a little tight and tannic in nide of cellar time, but if you have been drinking 2005 Burgundies, your used to tight tannic wines.