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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  • It's a good description Fox, but the dif between red and black fruits ... ... ... in cool environments, Syrah predominantly, but also things like Blaufrankisch and Teroldego.Totally with you on the definition of finesse.But I do think it can be explained a little differently.Diego - you can take two rolls of toilet tissue. One might be harsh ... Read More

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  • The Las Madres Whole Cluster is the bomb. His best Syrah to date. Read More

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  • Rutherglen Estates Red Rutherglen 2004

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    Wine review by SCM42


  • Bogle Vineyards Phantom 2013

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    Love, love, love this wine! It is a blackberry explosion! Very tasty, sipped with dark chocolate. Tastes like a $30-plus bottle. Very happy with it! Read More

    Wine review by manner


  • Some early offers already up and some killer deals for tomorrow.6 year Lagier-Meredith Syrah Vertical 2001-2006 30% off Read More

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  • Michel Gassier Syrah Les Piliers 2012

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  • Zuf, I do drink S. Rhones, had a CdP this week that was comparatively ... (I ... (I brought one to OT's Syrah shindig and it turned out to be corked) as well as the '07 Lagier-Meredith that JD gave me the first time he, OT and I had dinner together (which was also the first time I met OT).  Both decanted for a couple hours, then tasted blind. ... Read More

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  • Haven't had Rascal or Keating but I've had all the others and 2 of them ... as being one of my favorite Syrahs of that whole event.L-M has been good since day one and I'm in for that too. I know her distributor in NYC and have met her and tasted her wines numerous times and always wonder why I haven't picked up more of it - she's truly one of t... Read More

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  • Nothing goes with all foods. Maybe Grenache/Syrah. Chenin Blanc goes well with food, The label will have the denotation Sec or Demi-Sec in the wine name. Sec may mean dry but the allowable sugar in Sec wine makes that meaning a nonstarter for me. There are also many dry wines that give the perception of sweetness so don't narrow your views too m... Read More

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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

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  • 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


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

    Comment by 557447ngshults1 557447 ngshults1


  • Discovered a nice Petit Syrah from Rosenblum Cellers, Heritage series. From the East Bay in California. Very nice, several layers, assertive, but smooth. Affordable at about $15.

    Comment by 552330azjan123 552330 azjan123


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