Here's a nice light-bodied Italian red wine from the Valpolicella DOC. This is soft, fruity wine, very much in keeping with the regional style, and a good deal at ~$7. It offers cherry and violet notes on the nose and follows through with cherry and ripe plum in the mouth.
It's not as robust as a Chianti, but is nevertheless a good food wine. Think hors d'oeuvres rather than main course.
Total value: 12.5/15