Di Giorgio Family Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, $26
The winemaker for family-owned Di Giorgio Wines, Peter Douglas, is one of Coonawarra’s most respected winemakers, with years of experience in the district, including 14 years as chief winemaker at Wynns Coonawarra Estate. Having such an affinity with Coonawarra and its most prized grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, would suggest that this is going to be a pretty special drop. And it is. Soft and seductive with gorgeous sweet fruit reminiscent of berries and vanilla, it has just a hint of spiciness and a long, smooth finish. A bargain at the price.