What MaG said... especially the part about a good Pinot Noir usually ending up inside me!
It depends on the end result desired - a sweet red for a bit more of a sweet taste and a dryer wine for less sweetness. Cabernet is also my first choice, but I've found an unoaked Merlot that I really like too. Unfortunately, it's also one that usually ends up inside me!
Heading out to the gardens...