Thanks debbey and molly for replying. Molly, I was once like you, trying to understand the complexities of wine, and I am glad to tell you, everyday, their is something new to learn. If you are looking for something simple, yet not simplistic, you may want to start with Viognier.
Viognier is an ideal white with a treadmark fragrance of peach and honey suckle perfect for an evening, because most Viognier is made of little or no oak, it seems less ponderous than Chardonnay. As an added benefit, this white is well suited to foods we enjoy this time of the year: corn on the cob, crabcakes. It's also good with most fish and shellfish, including crab, scalops, shrimp and lobster, chicken and pork, rubbed with mild curry paste and grilled. Viognier also compliement mangos, sweet vidalia or maui onions, avocado, cantaloupes and honeydew.
Viognier earned its reputation in France's northern Rhone valley, where it is vinified into rare, costly Condrieu. Try some of this suggestions ( all for under $15 from even KS...lol):
1. Domaine de Moulines (lasting peach, pear, vanilla and oak flavors) $12.00
2. Hogue Vineyard (spicy-peach nose, lursh dry, floral and peachy)
3. R.H. Philips Exp Viognier (peach, apricot and nutmeg flavors) $15
Good luck..Let me how you enjoyed it.