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


  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

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    Dusty and dry but quite fruity aromas of plum, raisin and red currant. Nicely spiced and red fruited on the palate with raspberry, red currant and Bing cherry flavors with a touch of herb clinging to the edges and streaks of resinous tannin coming through on the chocolatey finish. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cline Family Cellars Syrah Sonoma County 2015

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    Concentrated black berry aromas of savory earth and creamy oak. Black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors on the palate with a zesty acidity and liberal spice box flavors through the mid palate on to a tingling finish of jam, chocolate and toasted espresso beans. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Michael David Syrah 6th Sense 2014

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    Sweet and viscous on the tongue. Not the wine that I have followed for years. Not sure if it's just a flawed bottle or not. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend California 2015

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    Red berry compote and creamy vanilla aromas. Raspberry pie filling, blueberry preserves and candied plum notes with a juicy palate of bright sweet spice and a touch of earth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • J. V. Fleury Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

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    The baby fat has gone away in this wine. 14.5% ABV and 85% Grenache. Garnet in color. The nose is light bing cherry with herbal notes. A mix of sweet and red fruits with some light tartness, some resolved tannin and a long garrique laced finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Acorn Axiom Syrah Alegria Vineyards Russian River Valley 2014

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    Spicy dark berry and bramble fruit aromas with moist earth and something a bit oaty in the glass. Full, rich palate of dark fruit and textured tannins with a light smoke and dark chocolate, a drying finish of light licorice and sticky resinous berry spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • DM, what would you like to know?We've been to Paso many times over the last ... hold. Now there are mostly syrah and GSM blends for reds and Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc for whites. I have enjoyed the cabs from this area and they continue to be more in line with my palate.  Even though it is a warm climate the cabs are not as jammy, t... Read More

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  • Just got back from a wine-centric trip to Paso Robles and Monterey ... a ... a really nice chard, zin and syrah.Here's our trip summary and the wines I purchased.Wednesday 4/4(Paso Robles)AdelaidaOso LibreHalter RanchTablas CreekWhalebone Winery ThursdayPaix Sur TerreDeovlet WinesGrey WolfSextant WinesTurleyDiablo Paso FridayL'Aventure WineryT... Read More

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  • Two Oceans Shiraz 2016

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... Africa and made of 100% syrah/shiraz grapes sourced from five different locations with the wine spending three months in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of pork stew.It is a fairly deep red colour and there is some blackcurant and blackberry style fruit with a ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Limerick Lane 1023 2013

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    Good wine. Red fruit. Sturdy acids and tannins give complexity, Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I'm searching to purchase bottles of Rosemount Sharaz 1998, wher can I find it? Thank you. Joe jabmechanical@gmail.com

    Comment by 1807919bisig8716 1807919 bisig8716


  • 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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