One of my favorite aspects of wine lies in the endless possibility that something new will cross my horizon, something that makes me consider the world from a different perspective, whether it be the beverage world in particular or the broader world we live in. Sometimes it is a bottle that arrives from a producer that is familiar but comes from a different site than last year’s offering. Sometimes it is an older wine that I tasted in its youth that has evolved into a completely different animal. Sometimes — and this may be the best way — someone who knows what I like makes a recommendation for a site visit that ends up knocking me out. Such was the case with a recent visit to Baxter Winery in Mendocino County’s idyllic Anderson Valley, a place where Pinot Noir is king, but other surprises lurk, awaiting discovery.