A few weeks ago, en route to Saginaw, we stopped at Cork-n-Ale, a really swell little store on M-47, and made some experimental purchases based on our own unique household wine research -- to wit, we looked for cheap wine with cool labels.
But Peirano Estates' The Other is more than just a pretty face (or...um...whatever) on the shelf. It's an absolutely delightful wine that tastes more expensive than it is -- rich, plummy, blackberry-y, raisiny, with hints of tobacco and oak. We had ours with grilled lamb chops. It's definitely a wine we'll drink again.
But you might not want to donate that spare bottle to the church sacristy...at least not with the label intact.