Just tasted a 2007 Becker Landgraf pinot noir two weekends ago and it was only $22. Lots of spice and not too ripe. Some where between Burgundy and California. There isn't a lot of red German wine imported into the United States, from what I can tell.
I had a bottle of Regent recently, a newer grape which is getting more common in the Pfalz at least. If you're in the area, Weingut Egon Schmitt, just outside Bad Durkheim, has some great reds. They don't export though.