Which wine to buy...

Over the past 5 years or so, I've been into low budget, yet quality wine. I usually spend $12 to $20 per bottle and have used cellartracker.com as both a guide and wine diary.

I'm confident in buying wines that I enjoy, but tonight I'm having company and she only likes very fruity, cheap, easy-drinking, semi-sweet reds with low oak. I cannot drink this stuff and we're looking to settle on one bottle. Any advice?

I was thinking of a New Zealand Pinot Noir like Te Tera or a Californian Zinfandel like 7 Deadly Zins.

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