Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

A show-and-tell-tour of Yalumba’s fanatical vineyard monitoring and testing regime last week explained this wine’s ascension to the gods in 2007. A remarkable result for a tough drought year, it sings with fresh, focused red- and blackcurrants, cigar box and textural tannin finesse. $38@Dan’s, $40@Kemeny’s.