Parentage: Offspring of Dureza & Mondeuse Blanche
Aliases: Shiraz, Hermitage, Antourenein Noir, Candive, Marsanne Noir...
Grape Color: Black
Regions: Rhone (France), California AVAs, Australia
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Syrah. Shiraz. Sirac. Schiras. Marsanne Noir. The names can go on endlessly to describe one of the most powerful red wine-producing grapes in the world.

The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest rooted history lies in the Rhone region of Southwestern France, as the wines that made this varietal famous were from hermitage, located in northern Rhone. The name “Shiraz,” however, gained popularity in Australia where this dark-skinned varietal has long been heavily planted. The birthplace of Syrah is still unknown, with many legends linking together both its aliases, suggesting origins in Iran, Rhone, and Australia.

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  • I have never tried Syrah. Could someone tell me what it is like? Thanks

    Comment by 557447ngshults1 557447 ngshults1

  • You jest.'15 Enkidu "NK" Contra Costa Mourvèdre'14 ... ... Jolie Laide Rossi Ranch Syrah/Grenache/Viognier/Muscat d' Alexander'15 Jolie Laide Syrah Halon Plus tomorrow I take delivery of:'95 Gallo of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon'01 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve'03 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Hill Ran Read More

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  • Neyers Syrah Sonoma Coast Old Lakeville Road 2011


    This wine benefited from sitting in the cellar for awhile. The fruit rose and the large herbal overtones mellowed a little. Blueberries and raspberries on the nose nose, brushy qualities, spice and fresh pepper with a note of chocolate. A well balanced tannic/acid finish leads to a medium finish. Drink now - Paul 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Ministry of Clouds Blewitt Springs Single Vineyard Shiraz 2014


    rich, fruity, plummy, and well balanced with spices. great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Ministry of Clouds Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2015


    so spicy, that unfortunately the spices covered otherwise promising flavors Read More

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  • Shiraz la Cumbre Valle de Aconcagua 2010


    2nd tasting... still in love with its rich black fruits, coffee and cocoa hints... :) Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • OT, have a great time, that W-S pinot should rock the house!Enjoying a nice ... ... Thinking this Samsara syrah should pair nicely.On the initial opening this had a big hit of smoke on the nose. After an hour or so the smoke blew off giving way to aromas of blackberry and leather. Taste wise, there's a good hit of ripe black cherry, a fair am... Read More

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  • Xavier Vignon Rasteau 2012


    Loads of Barnyard that fortunately dissipates and does not carry over to the palate. Moss, Earth, Slate, bits of roasted Plum and Cherry. Softens up the more it remains open, Somewhat hard to enjoy due to the initial aroma. Much, much better the 2nd day. Barnyard gone and more roasted dried plum and prunes, silky mouthfeel, quite delightful. Read More

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  • Though I've not had the CP-H Rose, I do keep their Le Prestige - 55% Syrah/45% Grenache - in my cellar. As Greg said they are usually pretty solid ranging up to the very good bottling on an occasion.  They are usually good for 3-4 yrs. I personally think his opinion on age of rose is correct.                                            Read More

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  • Duncan, I'll keep the forum informed of my quest, I'll ask around at a ... ... Whole Cluster Las Madres Syrah, fantastic QPR!Started this Friday evening with a bottle of Ryme Chardonnay Verse - Weeks Vineyard 2013.Very bright, crisp and lemony with tons of acid, little to no oak but a touch of lemon cream, right in my current Chardonnay sweet ... Read More

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  • Duncan, that would be a good entry into the "and now for something ... ... close to equal amounts of syrah, mourvedre, counoise and tannat. There's just a touch of earth, leather and must on the nose. On the tongue this shows lots of bright red fruit, red cherry, red raspberry and a touch of cranberry. The acidity is medium and the Tannat adds... Read More

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  • I'm searching to purchase bottles of Rosemount Sharaz 1998, wher can I find it? Thank you. Joe

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  • The USA has been starved of "REAL" Australian Shiraz, We built our name on Family wineries, Single Vineyard Estate Wines. Not these commodities. there are Great Australian wines available , just a little harder to find

    Comment by 1468912GAWC 1468912 GAWC

  • Que Syrah, Syrah....A bold mouthful of mashed black fruit that dries out on the palate leaving a blanket of spiced wood to wrap around a forkful of rare venison...Nectar of the Gods....

    Comment by 1515747catsmiler 1515747 catsmiler

  • Love the blend of this grape when combined with Grenache.

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  • I like the spiciness and boldness of Syrah. I haven't tasted many, but the majority were from California, Russian River Valley. I would like to try a French Syrah. Any recommendations on a rocky and floral wine>?

    Comment by 1270119LaCiCaDa 1270119 LaCiCaDa

  • Is it not the most wonderful grape?!

    Comment by 1119333impartangel 1119333 impartangel

  • went to winery tasting at Restaurante Panorama (worlds largest amount of wine taps) in PHL. Favorite of night was Fattoria di Magliano, Perenzo, IGT, Maremma 2007/2008 (Syrah). only 600 cases produced. $52 at CT store on internet, $70 in PA. WA 91

    Comment by 874700Jon Fricke 874700 Jon Fricke

  • How about the petit syrah's? Used to drink 1974 Paul Mason (?) by the case. Just incredible wine. My husband's Mom would ship it from CA to us in CT.

    Comment by 852075mjc63 852075 mjc63

  • this was a very good wine - absolutely one of the best I have tasted! Syrah!

    Comment by 616061Etfonhom 616061 Etfonhom

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