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Ruffino Il Ducale - no stress wine, good with food and you can find it anywhere.

If you're willing to move slightly up the scale of medium-body, M. Chapoutier's Bila Haut wines are also really good for the price.
 
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Great screen name, Unctuous!

p.s. welcome to the boards.
 
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Thanks VinT. Have been reading through the forum for some time, but thought it would be fun to start posting too. Cheers!
 
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Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba is one I often recommend.
 
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Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba is one I often recommend.


+1...Great recommendation.

I'd also add a Rosso di Montalcino from any reputable producer. A few of my favorites include Rosso's from Valdicava & Il Poggione. Both are around $25-30, and present an outstanding QPR.
 
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I'm going to throw L'Ecole #41 Merlot in the running. Very easy to get and you can often find it <$40. If you contact the winery directly, you can often get the previous year's wine for a nice discount (>20%)
 
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I'll bite...medium bodied daily drinkers around $10:

Herencia Altes Garnacha Negra
Borsao Tres Picos
Borsao Berola
Falesco Merlot Dell Umbria

Also a few bucks more, the Oyster Bay Pinot Noir as Hunter recommended is excellent for the price.
 
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If you're willing to move slightly up the scale of medium-body, M. Chapoutier's Bila Haut wines are also really good for the price.


Ditto on the Bila Haut...decent quaffer, and medium bodied for around $10.
 
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Paulo Scavino Vino Rosso - will definitely do the trick
 
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