2011 Newman's Own Cabernet Sauvignon
Serve with: Red meat, pasta, pizza
This red wine from the company founded by the late, great actor Paul Newman is a terrific value. No, it's not the most complex cabernet to ever come out of California, but it holds its own with many that fetch twice its price. It's a medium- to full-bodied wine with up-front, accessible flavors of black cherry and vanilla. It could be even better in a year or two, but it's mighty easy drinking right now.