1) Andes Peak Reserva
Yum! Rich, full-bodied, and a great color. Very fruity -- the color and taste reminded me of a mixture of blackberries and cherries. We opened this with the first grilled steaks of the spring, and were delighted at how approachable and elegant it was.
2) Xplorador, from Concha y Toro.
I discovered Xplorador when I was buying wine for our department holiday party, and it's quickly become a staple of our inexpensive mixed cases. It's only $8 a bottle at the local liquor store, and it's a nice, rich, slightly dry cab that tastes much more expensive than it is.
3) brings us to my personal favorite: Casillero del Diablo, also from Concha y Toro.