Syrah

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


  • How many female winemakers and vineyard owners do you know? A few months ago, ... ... is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, made using traditional methods and malolactic fermentation and aged in concrete tanks to produce a supple, well-balanced and mouth-filling wine with nicely integrated tannins. A nose of blackcurrant and ... Read More

    From the article A Question of Women in Wine


  • To say that a vineyard is one of the world's most idyllic man-made refuges ... staying alive, not sipping syrah,” wrote Henry Samuel, a Paris correspondent for The Telegraph who recently wrote about the winery.While the winery's precarious location has been covered by news outlets in the past, the estate's existence became even more notable ea... Read More

    From the article Syrian Brothers Produce Notable Wines Amid Distance, Danger


  • Today I received the e-mail solicitation from Under the Wire.  I was in ... Vineyards -- 70% Merlot/30% Syrah.  The way I read the back label, the Merlot was sourced from the Mounts Bench Vienyard in Dry Creek Valley and the Syrah was from the Rockin' R Ranch in the Ukiah Valley.  (13.5% ABV) So, between the information overload, and my blowin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Bedrock Wine Company the Bedrock Heritage 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Murky marroon color in the glass. Nose of blackberry and plummake that prune. Fairly jammy on the tip of the tongue. This declines closer to neutral on subsequent tastesmay be a result of air, or maybe not. Serious tannin also neutralizes fruit. Some stoniness in the back of the palate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • V V - Sometimes we come to expect to be wowed by wines and they fall flat. ... ... ... anymore.  A 2010 Syrah should be good now though.  Tonight we are enjoying this 2012 Ridge Litton Springs Zinfandel blend during a thunderstorm.  My UPS has kicked in a few times.  Power is sure to be lost soon!  &nbs Read More

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  • Nice but nothing special with this Russian River syrah from Christopher Creek Winery. On the nose there's some decent ripe black cherry and a bit of leather. On the palate is more black cherry and a bit of green plum. Somewhat one dimensional with not much depth or complexity, medium acidity and a short finish. Was hoping for a bit more since th... Read More

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  • Christopher Creek Syrah Russian River Valley 2010

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    Nice but nothing special with this Russian River syrah. On the nose there's some decent ripe black cherry and a bit of leather. On the palate is more black cherry and a bit of green plum. Somewhat one dimensional with not much depth or complexity, medium acidity and a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • EM - That Pinot Noir looks very nice.  I shall look for a bottle out here ... ... what might be our last Syrah from Chile - discovered at a wine tasting class on Chilean wines a few years ago at the Washington Wine Academy.  This 2008 Apalta Vineyard Pangea Syrah is very nice and highly recommended if you can find a bottle.  Oh, my favorite F... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • I have a magnum bottle of Cayuse 2012 "Syrah  Special #4" for sale.  It was released this spring and I picked it up from Cayuse in April.  It's been stored in a temperature controlled environment (my wine fridge) ever since.  I'm asking $330 + shipping.  Let me know if you're interested. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cayuse Magnum by 1888809tamdg 1888809 tamdg


  • 1995 Nalle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel x21998 Limerick Lane Collins Vineyard ... ... Bodega Rancho Que Syrah 1. Read More

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

    Comment by 1807919bisig8716 1807919 bisig8716


  • 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.

    Comment by 1491978BinaryOptionsInvestor 1491978 BinaryOptionsInvestor


  • 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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