Last night I bought a bottle of 2003 Bodegones del Sur Tannat to a party. The wine comes from Uruguay and is made from the Tannat grape. The wine is a very dry, full bodied red with a smooth finish. At $13 a bottle, it's a must-try.
This is part of my ongoing effort to not buy wines without trying them first. Sam's Wine makes this easy by having informal tastings on weekends. Just show up at the store and there will be a broad spectrum of wines you can try, usually about twenty or thirty different wines in total. While you're there, be sure to listen to and absorb the knowledge from the servers.