1. Seek Out Shiraz
Many of South Africa's top red winesalong with many of its best valuescome from this intense, spicy variety.
2008 DMZ Shiraz ($15)
De Morgenzon is primarily known for its wonderful, oak-aged Chenin Blanc. But in the 2008 vintage, the owners added a second, more affordable brand, DMZ. The best bottling is this green peppercorninflected Shiraz.