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


  • Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah 2011

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    Ive heard of people getting a meatiness from some red wines and Ive never ... ... what I am noticing. For a Syrah, this seems incredibly light bodied to m Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Duncan, I'm with Dave on this.  Yes, they have a monitoring agency, ... into that (Cab into Barolo, Syrah into Burgundy, Syrah into Bordeaux, which used to be the accepted practice...), although it would be harder to do now.  Of course, hard to know how you would regulate wines like CdP, which can have anything in it as long as its grown withi... Read More

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  • Tonight I'm going with Rhys '11 Horseshoe Syrah. I’ve heard of people getting a “meatiness” from some red wines and I’ve never understood that until This one.  The nose on this wine is “meaty,” but, also, with, maybe a sensation that I would associate with tart fruits.  On the tongue there is only a hint of fruit (blueberry?), but there does see... Read More

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  • Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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    Wine review by mychalannie


  • Apothic Red 2011

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  • Château l'Afrique Rosé 2012

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    Wine review by lafilmer


  • This morning I was pontificating in the coffee shop about wine bottle labeling.  My buddy, being the the ex-lawyer type, asked a lawyer question.  Who monitors this stuff?I then realized that I had never heard of anybody (OK, I'm talking domestically, here.) being accused of say:Labeling a bottle as "Cabernet Sauvignon" and, then, being caught f... Read More

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  • The Prisoner Wine Co. "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

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    Wine review by dlpugh


  • The Prisoner Wine Co. "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

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  • The Prisoner Wine Co. "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend 2011

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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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