We have enjoyed a few true bargain wines from our Santa Maria GO. Recently we have had the 2008 Banrock Station 3 liter box at $ 6.99, which we thought was nicely flavored and food friendly. Not complex, but good. The recently featured Sam's Creek NZ Sauvignon Blanc at $ 2.99 is crisp and tart, but goes well with seafood and some other white meat dishes.
Best buy was the 2001 Ravenswood Carignane that is full flovored, complex and a great selection with Italian foods. Please post your finds and help others enjoy them too.