Wine.com reds that I have enjoyed over the last two years that also represent value regardless of price point.
This has become my house red. Big enough to pair with steak or fajitas but balanced and deep enough to have after work by itself.
More dependable than bigger Napa names. Not all of the fruit is up front and the wine is balanced well.
I'm a d'ary fan - but must decant for 30+ mins to bring the balance out. Some spices, earthy tones.
Complex, develops after each sip. Lots of fruit from the darker skined flavors.
BING! Cherries. But done with some Burgundy balance. Second favorite US Pinot after Flowers of Sonoma Coast '04.
Simply my favorite big US cab. I'll choose Etude '00-'02 every day of the week and twice on Sundays over Far Niente, Silver Oak, or the other big steakhouse reds.
If I did not love the old world styling of the Solanera so much I might make this my house red if choosing off wine.com. Chewy, fun, not super complex but sometimes I need a burger and fries staple to fall back on.
OK, so I've been on a big Spain kick. This is big, balanced, diverse, and won't be like anything else your friends serve.
yeah, so what if it was on WS top list - I still bought it and it was worth it!
Classic big US cab. This or Silver Oak... I'll choose this every day.
Rarely a fan of Australian cabs but this is great value play at $44.
Not sure that I'm describing it right but it's more strawberry than cherry which is rare for Pinot, plus you taste the minerals in the soil like some burgundies.
How can you not love the earthy yet fruity tempranillo on a patio with some quesadillas? Pay the extra $3 and get the Reserva.
I'm not a big Grenache fan, but this one I'd buy again.
30% of my cabinet is Italian reds - if you can get this then buy it and keep it stored. Better than the '02. Wine.com strong suit is not Italian selection so this is my favorite on their website.