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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  • R.H. Phillips Shiraz Night Harvest 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Bohemir

  • Julie and I went over to Los Olivos today and tasted at Toretti Family Wines. ... home with a delightful  Syrah and a Blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Syrah called La Croce. We also tasted at Artiste which specializes in Blends and it's hard to go wrong with their wines. Julie is napping now, a consequence of drinking Artiste's Sparkling Wine s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Intis Shiraz. las Moras 2012


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    Wine review by SagitariusFox

  • Red Diamond Shiraz 2011


    This was hot on initial opening. It may be past its prime. It seemed to mellow in the fridge for a while and then went hot again. Stick to the Merlot. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • I'd add just this:  There are some tasting rooms for smaller producers ... ... terrific St. Joseph-like Syrah at MacLaren.  Patz and Hall is great, too. I get nothing for endorsing them but good treatment and that nice corkscrew James and Anne gave me.Have a great time, and don't forget to report bac Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa and Sonoma

  • Tilia Malbec-Syrah 2014


    Medium bodies with lively tannins and blackberry and plum flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • St Hallet Gamekeeper's Shiraz


    Berry flavors with a pepper taste and soft tannins. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Antiyal Kuyen Red 2010


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    Wine review by basil2000

  • "there should be no correspondence between wine choice and calendar ... ... case of 2013 Halcon Alturas Syrah which is (thanks to OT) a staple product here on Snooth.  I'll be typing up a flyer tonight to part with 6-8 of them, then tomorrow we'll serve our guests a '10 Halcon and '09 Durand Les Premices Cornas (or maybe that '06 SHL and '09 R... Read More

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  • Hello!I will be flying into SF early next month and want to plan for 2 nights in Sonoma.  We arrive in the morning and will rent a car. We will plan to drive through Napa (visit a winery or 2) before heading to Sonoma. We will spend 2 nights in Sonoma and then head back to SF for 2 nights. Any recommendations on how our 2 day stay should be spen... Read More

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  • Discovered a nice Petit Syrah from Rosenblum Cellers, Heritage series. From the East Bay in California. Very nice, several layers, assertive, but smooth. Affordable at about $15.

    Comment by 552330azjan123 552330 azjan123

  • Take a look over the Syrahs from Mendoza, Argentina. There is o lot of goods surprises.

    Comment by 318469Pecce 318469 Pecce

  • I have been growing Syrah in California for 24 years and I have come to love cool climate Syrah such as Radio Coteau's Cherry Camp. The vineyard is planted on a ridge to the east of Occidental California. The 2005 wine is remarkable in its peppery black cherry aroma, smooth in the mouth and great finish. Another great cool area is Bennett Va...

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  • I would like to know if Syrah is a sweet table wine

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