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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  •  Thanks to Snooth and Yambula I was given the opportunity to try 3 separate Yamluba wines.  Yambula supplied 3 of their wines with the only one request, provide honest reviews of the wines on Snooth.  Those of you that know me this is something I can’t say no to.First a little bit of Yalumba.  Yalumba is the oldest family owned winery in Austral... Read More

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  • Yalumba Shiraz Barossa Patchwork 2008


    Has bright fruit offset by some earthiness. Finish was a bit short but was not over ripe flavours that some Aussie Shiraz have. Didnt as work as well with food for me as the other Yalumba wines that I tasted with it. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn

  • Tsillan Cellars Syrah Columbia Valley Estate 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by lbbeaky

  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley Moorooroo Block 2007


    A classic big shiraz, which might benefit from a few more years in the bottle to temper a bit of a harsh alcohol-y taste when first opened (but which dissipates as it breathes). There's a lot a tart berry fruit, with some nice cedar-y and olive-y accents. Long rich finish. At the available under $20 pricing at many sources, it's a darned good ... Read More

    Wine review by larrythek

  • Charles Shaw Shiraz California 2008


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    Wine review by IHEARTWINES

  • Yalumba Shiraz Barossa Patchwork 2008


    Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz Barbossa 2008 $18.00Upon pouring the wine it had a faint but pleasant nose.Purple in color and it's body was on the lighter side of medium (think Beaujolais).Not very tannic but had nice acidity.This would go good with fatty foods. After decanting some of the wine for 1/2 an hour the nose was very faint and seemed less a... Read More

    Wine review by rolifingers

  • Palarea Cab-Merlot-Syrah


    Disgusting, astringent taste. Read More

    Wine review by capybara

  • Desert Hills Estate Winery Syrah Okanagan Valley Vqa 2005


    Inky black color, explosion of cherry, cassis, blackberry, and white pepper on the nose. Full cherry flavors, hint of plum, and prominent peppery notes. Leathery, full-bodied, amazingly smooth, long lingering tannins and a beautiful finish. Outstanding effort. Read More

    Wine review by Zinmaniac

  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by elrondx

  • Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner 2007


    Good Cotes du Rhone at very reasonable price. Fruit is forward followed by some black pepper. Read More

    Wine review by Elizleo

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