Alkoomi Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a great value, estate grown cabernet of varietal integrity and elegant sophistication. Beautifully focused violet and red- and blackcurrant fruit make way for tobacco and cedar notes. Eighteen months in one-third new French oak barrels is a bonus at this price. It’s bright, tangy, finely structured and effortlessly persistent, enticing now and offering a decade of potential. $18 at Dan’s (2010).