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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  • VV-Most excellent Friday night. Last night we had a 2013 Quivet Syrah and either the bottle or my palate was off. A little muted on the nose, muted fruit and then a lot of forest floor. We drank it over 5 hours and it did not get any better. The last bottle we had a few months back was much better.  Read More

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  • Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

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    Layers of nuanced red and dark fruits, cherry and plum with a little dusty earth thrown. Gentle tannins and well balanced acidity allow the elegance of this grenache driven wine to shine. 92 points - drink or hold - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • EM - Sandra and would have enjoyed that performance.  She said that ... ... this 2012 Duckhorn Paradux Syrah, and it was quite nice - but not that highly rated unfortunately.  It seems we are always doing something these days; not much time to just res Read More

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  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out ... blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Tempranillo.    From Jerez we drove east across the mountains to Ronda, the incredible white walled town that straddles its famous deep rock gorge; the wines from the region surprised me bigtime. After a barrel tasting in... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Abstract California 2013

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    Big and bold, right up my alley with large dark berry fruits, dark chocolate, dirt, pepper and with chewy tannins and popping this is well balanced. And then there's 15.7% alc - which, because of the balance to the wine fits quite nicely. 93 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • The Ojai Vineyard Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard 2013

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    Quite dark plum color. Berry and violet aromas. Nice level of red berry, plums on the tip of the tongue. Quite deft with tannin and acid components. Clearly, this wine is the result of Adam Tolmachs adopted IPOB philosophy. While this is not a big fruit-forward California wine, make no mistake, it is however, it is a wine for California win... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • EM-I've had the Ridge Pagani and as you just mentioned the ... a 2010 Tercero The Climb-A Syrah/Petite Syrah Blend. Big nose of dark fruit (I could smell this all day and not drink it..... NOT!) Blackcherry, blueberry, touch of earthiness and spice, good weight and complexity in the mid-palate, long smooth finish. Very well done. I hope to visi... Read More

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  • Somehow looks like a combo between Southern Rhone and Bordeaux and Northern ... franc, or the mourvedre and syrah?  Perhaps they could acknowledge their more recent California del Norte wine culture heritage and throw in some Zin as well. One wonders why they avoided Spanish (other than the garnacha), too, or is that still a colonial thing?  ;... Read More

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  • Michael David Winery 'Sixth Sense' Syrah Lodi Appellation 2013

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    As someone who steers away from heavy tannic Cabs, this bottle was quite the ... ... delight from the usual syrahs I have tried.I would definitely recommend to try for those who favor juicy flavor wines that are on the lighter side of the spectru Read More

    Wine review by Exquisitelyoaked


  • 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.

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

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  • 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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