I don't get people's obsession with La Crema. I've never really enjoyed any of their wines. And the idea that some restaurants are selling it for $50+ a bottle is laughable.
I agree, it is a decent wine that is easy to drink. It has few if any interesting qualities. Some people get all butthurt when they read a recommendation to a different person, then assume it was for them.
p.s. I never said $20 was showing off. I was saying there is a difference between drinking good value wine and showing off. A novice drinker doesn't need to be spending $30 just to start trying wine. It was Valentine's Day, he may want to spend a little more, $50 or so. I don't know what expensive is to everyone here.
If you every see someone order La Crema at a restaurant for over $30, start making deals with this person.