Curious about the wines of South Africa? Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant (OC&WM) has procured the 2011 Keermont Syrah for its red cellar trio wine club and shelves. This deeply flavored, complex red was grown in the beautiful amphitheater known as Paradise Valley in Stellenbosch. Production was quite limited, and the wine has received significant international recognition, including top awards from Decanter Magazine in the UK. The closest wine parallel outside South Africa for Keermont Syrah is probably Côte Rotie in the northern Rhone Valley of France, where the fine reds are predominantly Syrah (a little Viognier is allowed), and are legendary for their longevity in the cellar.