Syrah

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.

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

    Comment by 557447ngshults1 557447 ngshults1


  • Paul just said the other day, on the 3rd anniversary of the last one, that we ... I have ever had of a savory Syrah.  I'd always wondered about that description.  Now, I understand.  While I'm still looking for bacon, I can see from the direction of this one, how a taster can get ther Read More

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  • Domaine Raspail Coteaux du Tricastin 1986

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/110957 for £6.50. The Coteaux du Tricastin was an appellation for red,white and rose wines,although 95% of production are reds,from 21 communes to the south of the town of Montelimar on the east bank of the Rhone river.The appellation was granted in 1973 althou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2014

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    Deep crimson color with purple hues around the rim and cranberry clarity against a clear sky. Aromas that start with licorice and heavy oak, plum, and with various summer berries, vanilla spice, and classic chocolate, sweet tobacco and freshly tanned leather. Flavors of blackberry, plum, subtle baking and cooking spices, cherry/licorice nuance... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Halcon Alturas Yorkville Highlands 2012

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    This wine may define savoriness in a Syrah. Nothing like my experience with the same wine two years ago. Very gentle red fruit on entry and, then, an almost saltiness. I still have yet to taste bacon in a Syrah, but I suspect that is the direction this one is going. Sedate tanninconsistent with two years of aging since my last report. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Yes Mark,5 Chardonnay2008 Maybach Eterium2014 Ancillary2016 Kutch Sonoma ... ... ... Marie Sparkling Chard4 Syrah2015 Myriad Sangiacomo2015 Quivet Kenefick Ranch Whole Cluster1996 Truchard Carneros - DOA2008 Rhys Skyline2 Cabernets2015 Rivers Marie Panek2014 Myriad Elysian Dr CranePinot Rose2016 KutchA Burg2000 Michel Magnien Morey St. Denis ... Read More

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  • Domaine Saint Gayan Rasteau 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] ... ... mourverde and 10% syrah.They have a 5 hectare plot in the Rasteau appellation which includes some 100 year old vines.I started the bottle blast night with my supper of roast chicken. There is plenty of a blackberry style fruit with soft tannins although it i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • WOW.  Glad to have Outthere, back.  In that stash I'm seeing PN, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon.  Did I miss anythinig? Returning to a personal favorite, last night. An interesting wine, I normally detect fruit on the tip of my tongue.  The tip of my tongue just barely detects any black fruit, here.  As the wine passes back some still-qui... Read More

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  • Joel Gott Grenache Alakai 2012

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    This was a wonderful expression of the grape blend. Black berry and black cherry ride high with a touch of earth and chocolate. Medium tannins ride good acidity. Easy to drink now, really smooth and effortless - well done 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Champs de Provence Rose 2016

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    This was wonderful A great nose of watermelon, raspberry, citrus is jined on the palate with sparkling acidity. Refreshing and easy to drink. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • VV-Most excellent Friday night. Last night we had a 2013 Quivet Syrah and either the bottle or my palate was off. A little muted on the nose, muted fruit and then a lot of forest floor. We drank it over 5 hours and it did not get any better. The last bottle we had a few months back was much better.  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

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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


  • 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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