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

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  • Carta Roja Monastrell Syrah Crianza Jumilla 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine from the local supermarket where it was on special ... ... monastrell in Spain] and syrah though I do not know in what proportions.I started the bottle last night with my supper of bacon pasta bake There is some blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit and the tannins are soft but there is not a great deal of body or... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Scherrer Russian River Valley Syrah 2015


    Muted blackberry on the tip of the tongue. Suggestion of citric acid on the back and edges of the tongue. Some slight salinity. Viscous mouthfeel notwithstandin, it seems to me something of a "rustic" wine. Retro-nasal hint of baking spices. Good wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Winemaker's Folly Chapter 1 Vino Tinto 2018


    Sour nose. Upfront stewed fruits, Then, cinnamon. Very slight acidity. Very slight tannin. I want to hate this wine--it just doesn't have any complexity or sophistication--but it seems to be growing on me. It is so easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Myriad Esther Block las Madres Vineyard Syrah 2015


    Terrific upfront red berries and some stone fruit. Good acid tartness. Some slate, Medium bodied/mouthfeel, Bone dry. Nice level of tannic pucker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Sasyr Toscana Red Blend Italy 2016


    very mature and pleasant: enough to subdue the sweetness that would make it taste more unrefined. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Apsara Syrah Carneros las Madres Vineyard 2015


    Big spicy nose. Light hit of berry and stone fruit. Something like orange zest. Some woodiness. Some spice--suggestions of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Still noticeable tannin. Long lingering finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • I loved the 2017 Jolie Laide Halcon Vineyard Syrah so much I ordered some of the 2018 vintage, today. Read More

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  • Gerard Bertrand Chateau l'Hospitalet la Clape Grand Vin 2017


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Quivet Cellars Kenefick Ranch Syrah 2015


    Tangy dark fruit on entry--the "tang" almost suggests orange. Some salinity. Some baking spice. Very vibrant mouthfeel followed by a pleasant, mellow finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Epoch Estate Wines Veracity 2015


    Nice, round wine. Stewed dark fruit on entry. Then a tinge of tartness. Some foliage or stemminess. Quite full-bodied. Astringent way in the rear palate, Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • What is the yield of the raw juice in terms of Hectolitres per Hectare

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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.

    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

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