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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  • Gérard Bertrand Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape Château l'Hospitalet la Reserve 2005


    The inviting, deep cherry-cola color entices your nose to explore the olfactory delights of true cola, cherry and acidic red fruit such as cranberry or red huckleberry. From the distinguished La Clape district, this wine hits well about weight class with a delicious, well-balanced panoply of flavors from cola to wild mushroom and maquis. This i... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Hi all,New to this forum and new to the joys of drinking good wine.Always loved drinking wine but don't know much about it, I've always drunk run of the mill labels but a friend  recently introduced me to a South African red 1685 Boschendal Shiraz, which i loved since then i have tried other Boschendal's Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon, also a B... Read More

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  • My parents just finished renovating their basement, which now includes a huge wine area for my Dad's "collection."  He fancies himself a wine connoisseur, but although he does know a little about wine, he's not a serious collector, nor does he have a particularly sophisticated palate.  Anyway, he mentioned that now that he has a lot more room, h... Read More

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  • 75 Wine Company "The Sum" Red Blend California Napa Napa Valley Beckstoffer Tuck 2008


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    Wine review by Cheri

  • Cab.-Sauv./Syrah Wolf Blass Black Label South Australia 2004


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    Wine review by inkspot

  • Wolf Blass Shiraz Presidents Selection 2009


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    Wine review by inkspot

  • Layercake Shiraz Pure Love 2009


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    Wine review by jenluxy

  • Is there really a difference between the words AROMA and bouquet?Recently I was told by a VERY OBNOXIOUS Portuguese self proclaimed wine conoussaier that a wine has aroma's until it is 1 year old, only after this bottling time we can refer to the wine smells as aroma? Is that correct ? Read More

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  • This was my first visit to Girard.  I recently bought some stonefly napa ... ... stuff... the 2008 Petite Syrah is wonderful, and a great deal for the price.  Very smooth, earthy and spicy, but the balance tames it.  GREAT deal for the price, and a great food drinker.  All you who hail Scholium should try this one.. seriously!! The 07 Mixed bl... Read More

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  • Penny's Hill Shiraz Mclaren Vale Footprint NV


    Has a nose. Most wines don't. Wine is a big lie. Read More

    Wine review by wineliar

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