My preference is for a fine red wine from Bordeaux, preferably from the Haut Medoc or Graves. Unfortuneately, since the prices have risen so high, I have to settle for California cabernet sauvignon. Even there, whenever a vinyard becomes well known, the prices go through the roof for relitively mediocre wines so I keep searching for new, undiscovered vineyards that make good wines.
Wine drinking has gone to hell in a hand basket ever since red wines have been publicized as "good investments" rather than as something to simply drink and enjoy. Too many non wine drinkers are buying wines simply to try to make money and they drive the prices up to ridiculous levels.