Sharing wine with friends can be a challenge. It's hard to please everyone and you usually have to settle for making yourself happy and hoping everyone else comes along for the ride!
If I'm making myself happy, I'm probably going to serve something that's not terribly expensive, about $12 a bottle sounds right, and that is dry and super delicious. With so many choices, it's tough to choose. Let's settle on a wine that looks expensive with a famous pedigree. My friends will be impressed, they are after all easy to impress!