The 2006 Pepperwood Grove Old Vine Zinfandel is a damn good California wine. At $8 or less a bottle, it's very affordable, and it goes down easy (take it from me, I drank a whole bottle last night). It's a little bit on the sweet side and very soft. There are some berry flavors and an almost vanilla taste in it, but nothing super strong. It fills your mouth up, but it doesn't knock you over or demand your full attention.
This kind of wine would traditionally be paired with something big and gamy, but we had ours with some bacon and kale pasta and it did very well.