(Disclosure: This wine was received as a press sample.) From the lower reaches of the grocery store shelves comes this terrific value. Extracted, oaked, dense, chunky, and with a dash of subtle funk make this a winner. Good structure to the fruit. Not elegant at all, but that's fine. Tasted blind and guessed to be Petite Sirah, though without the monster tannic bite - also pegged at a 4.5 star rating at $11 (it's actually closer to $8-9). Easy drinking and crowd pleasing. You can tell it's been manipulated, but to great effect. Solid.
(Ohio residents: Anderson's has this on sale for $5.99!)