Attended a business dinner this week and had a wine that I wanted to mention. We had a 2013 Seavey Cabernet. Great bottle of wine and I looked it up online after the meal. Retail prices range from $80-100. It was an impressive wine. I know this is not the most value oriented suggestion I have made, but I visited their website and this is the cheapest of their Cabernets; one is listed for over $1,200 for the bottle, which makes this one a steal in comparison.
This was a big Cabernet, but with a nice subtle finish. I was not familiar with the wine, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but immediately upon just smelling the wine I could tell I was going to like it.
Next time your in the wine store, maybe looking for a gift for the wine friend. Here is a not so popular idea that I promise will impress.