New World wine? Fairview Cellars was established in 1693. That’s right. This is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petit Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault from Paarl, aged in tanks and barrels. Ripe, juicy and smooth, this medium-bodied, easy-drinking red carries smoked meats, cherries and stewed cassis to a short, clipped finish. There’s a driving level of VA and some reduction brewing underneath the surface of this screw-capped wine that detract. That said, a partnership with smokey beef ribs will mitigate.