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Parentage: Offspring of Dureza & Mondeuse Blanche
Aliases: Shiraz, Hermitage, Antourenein Noir, Candive, Marsanne Noir...
Grape Color: Black
Regions: Rhone (France), California AVAs, Australia
Type(s) of Wine the Grape Produces:
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.
Syrah is used primarily for producing strong red wines Read more »
Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside Vineyard
|Region:||USA » California » Amador County|
Klinker Brick Syrah Lodi Farráh
|Winery:||Klinker Brick Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
Terlato Vineyards Syrah
|Winery:||Terlato Family Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Dry Creek Valley|
Gallo of Sonoma Syrah Sonoma County Reserve
|Winery:||E&J Gallo Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Melville Syrah Santa Barbara County Estate Verna's
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara » Santa Rita Hills|
Wattle Creek Syrah Blend Yorkville Highlands the Triple Play
|Winery:||Wattle Creek Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Alexander Valley|
Rh Phillips Syrah
|Winery:||R. H. Phillips Winery & Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California|
Blackjack Ranch Double-Down Syrah Santa Barbara County
|Winery:||Blackjack Ranch Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Ynez Valley|
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White wines are a summer classic, but you may be bored by now. It has been a long, hot summer. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. The dead of summer calls for diaphanous r...Read more »
Whispers in the northwest United States are that Syrah is going the way of the 80’s and making a marvelous comeback – minus the neon and hairspray. This past week Great Northwest Wine (GNW) discussed the possible resurgence of the wine which once was ...Read more »
Syrah has a few fans in California. Earlier this month, Sacramento Bee wine contributor Mike Dunne chronicled his experiences at a recent wine tasting competition hosted by the Rhone Rangers, a group of California winemakers trying to foster a consis...Read more »
The Northern Rhône valley stretches along the sun-baked banks of the Rhône river. This is Syrah country; as a group, the appellations of the Northern Rhône produce the finest range of Syrah-based wines on earth. In general they are well-labelled and ea...Read more »
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|Winery:||The Yalumba Wine Company|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia|
Good red blend, consistent with former years. Blueberry, hint of spice. Would be close to a petit syrah if it had a bit more pepper.
|Winery:||Domaine Grand Nicolet|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah|
The 2011 Grand Nicolet CdR is a fine, succulent - even slightly sweet Grenache Noir-based wine sourced through Marquis Wines (Vancouver BC) about 2-3 years back. These wines would go well with the younger set; they have gobs of damson plum, dark cherr...
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Petite Sirah , Grenache , Merlot|
A killer 1st vintage showing that the winemakers know what they are doing. Given the grapes involved this should sit nicely for another 18 months. Exhibits red fruits (plum) and dark cherry, wood and earth and spice. There is a light chocolate thats...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
Saved a bottle of this for a few years. Have found it is different than the usual Cline Cashmere. A bit softer and less mourvedre. At five years the wine has turned a bit brickish at the edges and has lost some of its fruitiness and some pleasent acidi...
|Winery:||Domaine Durand Eric et Joel|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » St. Joseph|
This needed a good hour of decanting before drinking and it evolves as you drink. Blueberry, currant, pepper, gamy notes with additional layers of nuance lead to a medium tannin finish. Easily has a couple of years left. Paul 92 points.
|Winery:||Peter Lehmann Wines Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Barossa|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Syrah|
A real joy to drink. Full bodied but not over bearing with plenty of black and blue berry fruits. spice, some pepper, chocolate and earthy tones couple with medium tannins and well balanced acidity. Drink now - Paul 91 points
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Grenache|
Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. I have always been a fan of red blends, and I know that makes me a low brow to some, but to me they are just tastier (of course not all) and more drinkable than most red varietals in my price range.
|Winery:||Jim Barry Wines|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Mount Lofty Ranges » Clare Valley|
Wonderful wine making lends to the lavender floral notes with blueberry, plum and spice - mainly pepper with dusty tannins that finish slightly sweet. Rounded tannins are just chewy enough to give texture and meld with mineraly acidity to drive a medi...
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
The "Tessellae" Old Vines offering is bigger than it's price point by 3-4 times. A superb CdR that shows red and blueberry fruits, light gamy notes, spice, pepper, floral accents. Elegant any juicy with finishing acidity and minerality, this pours re...
|Region:||South Africa » Swartland|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Cinsault , Tinta Barocca|
This really benefited from a couple of years in the cellar. It is now a fully melded wined wine layers of red fruit, flowers, A stony minerality, spice with mild tannins and well balanced acidity. Just goes to show the character of winemaker Eben Sadie...
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Aug 17, 2010
I have never tried Syrah. Could someone tell me what it is like? Thanks
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
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
rich, fruity, plummy, and well balanced with spices. great wine! Read More
so spicy, that unfortunately the spices covered otherwise promising flavors Read More
2nd tasting... still in love with its rich black fruits, coffee and cocoa hints... :) Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Feb 22, 2015
I'm searching to purchase bottles of Rosemount Sharaz 1998, wher can I find it? Thank you. Joe firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 7, 2014
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
Jul 31, 2014
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....
Apr 15, 2014
Love the blend of this grape when combined with Grenache.
Apr 1, 2013
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>?
Jul 13, 2012
Is it not the most wonderful grape?!
Oct 6, 2011
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
Jun 14, 2011
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.
Oct 19, 2010
this was a very good wine - absolutely one of the best I have tasted! Syrah!
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