Not a rosé fan tho it appears to have become alarmingly popular this summer... shudder!
I'd back up Blue's comments on Chilean wines although they can be very full-bodied with a fair amount of tannins so I prefer drinking them with food. I enjoy a good Zinfandel - Ironstone do a fabulous one.
I'd suggest trying a number of different wines on your own. Everyone has different tastes and I can't count the number of times I've tried a bottle that was highly recommended and found it to be awful. You should be able to find a few wines you enjoy without spending too much cash.
That being said, among many other wines, I really enjoy 7 Deadly Zins.
Try consumers reports. They do a wine evaluation every year and usually debunk the myth that great wines have to cost a lot. They test a variety of wines and tell you where you might be able to find them.
A good idea would also be to find a local wine store. The one I use is the Wine Warehouse ( http://www.winewarehouses.com/ ). It only in Florida though. Actually, Cooknn, there's one in Ft. Lauderdale. Anyway, these smaller stores will have knowledgeable people who have actually tried the wines and can make some good recommendations at reasonable prices. Also, at least at the Wine Warehouse, the wine is generally a couple dollars cheaper than at a grocery store.
Edit: And BTW, I have no stake in the above stated company, just a shopper.