My fiancee and I have been invited to a dinner party being hosted by older, married friends of mine. In Asian cultures, it's customary to bring a guest gift when visiting another person's house. Since I know the husband is fond of red wine, I'd like to bring him a bottle of something tasty.
We're a young couple currently in the midst of house purchasing, so our budget for this gift is <=$20. In my area, the stores with the most varied wine selections are Trader Joe's, Costco, Cost Plus, and Beverages & More. The dinner will be Chinese cuisine. Whether or not the wine will be served is at the discretion of our host, but my guess is that it won't be, since that's not standard in Chinese tradition. However, it would be nice if the wine was able to pair well with a variety of flavors, just in case he decides to break it out.
Recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I'm not very knowledgable about wine, so I'm worried about paying too much for something that isn't very good.