I saw a thread start to occur in another discussion adn thought it was worthy of its own. I don't have the cash to try $100 bordeaux or cabernet so let's put together a list of second label or even third that are worth giving a try along with approximate price ranges when possible!
I'll start with this one and at the end I will try to aggregate a single list for our use:
-- Stag's Leap ($55)
------- 2. Hawkes Crest ($10)