Seems like an oxymoron, but it's not. There are inexpensive Bordeaux out there, but you really have to hunt for them. One example is the 2001 Chateau DeLord, a Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux brought into Seattle by Youngs-Columbia and purchased by me a few years ago at QFC for $12. Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, fortunately, is a fairly obscure sub-region of Bordeaux which keeps the price down. The reds here tend to be dark and fairly big. This one certainly was. Dark rich red in color with a nose of black fruit, asparagus, mushrooms and forest floor. Slightly tart cherry flavors balanced with good structured. This wine aged well and could have been one for Ryan's cellar. Incredible for the price! This wine had character, a complex nose, good flavors with balancing tannins and acid. Not subtle or refined, but amazingly good with red meat. Yes, Virginia, there are good inexpensive Bordeaux, you just won't necessarily find them in the Wine Spectator.