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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  • EM - I'll try to focus a bit more on the food pictures, yet still capture ... together, right?  That Syrah sounds interesting if it's one of those sub-twenty dollar wines.  V V - A GSM-style wine from Paso Robles?  I should give that Adelaida Version a try.  This information on the area from The Wine Folly is quite informative.Well, I was back... Read More

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  • Adelaida Version Red Reserve Anna's Estate Vineyard 2011

    Snoothrank:

    This is an excellent blend of Mourvedre, syrah and grenache noir. Fairly dark in the glass, silky smooth, loads of dark red and black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, ripe plum, ripe blueberry, supple fine grained tannins and a fairly long finish. Not as earthy or funky as I would expect for a GSM. This baby seems to be hitting its stride. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Tonight I opened this Paso red from Adelaida.  This is an excellent blend of Mourvedre, syrah and grenache noir. Fairly dark in the glass, silky smooth, loads of dark red and black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, ripe plum, ripe blueberry, supple fine grained tannins and a fairly long finish. Not as earthy or funky as I would expect for a GSM. ... Read More

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  • Al, my comment about the wine list pics was pretty stupid.  Keep up the ... actually, the Ojai SB County Syrah was less than $30.  Snooth has completely warped my sense of "low dollar wines."  Even so, that Ojai is a keeper.That Beringer Alexander Valley CS is a very good one, and for $21 at either Total Wine or Costco definitely a "low dollar... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Syrah Santa Barbara County 2013

    Snoothrank:

    In the glass, the color of this wine is definitely purplei.e., blue is mixed with red. The nose detects floral, violets, and light berry fruit. Im pretty sure that the color prejudiced me, because the first flavor I detect on introduction is blueberry. There is definitely fruit on introduction, but, thankfully, it is not syrupy. There is a ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Al, I enjoy your restaurant/wine bar stories--especially, the pics and, ... I am having an Ojai Syrah This is their low-dollar Syrah bottling. I'll save the SVD bottlings for a night when I'm having something more substantial for dinner than a sandwich.To demonstrate how the mind has a good time with your (OK, my) senses, I thought that the col... Read More

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  • Last night Sandra and I were back in the district to attend a one-month opening ... ... Touge" Grenache / Syrah, Cru La Liviniere, from Languedoc France.   I only remember one of Sandra's flight selections, as it was the 2012 Genio Espanol Monastrell from Jumilla, Spain.  The other two are a distant memory as was her final glass.  My final gla... Read More

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  • Corsica may fall under French jurisdiction, but its spirit is clearly distinct ... ... Grenache, in addition to Syrah, Carignan and other southern French varieties, too. Fifty-five percent of the production in Corsica is rosé; fourteen percent is white; and a small dribble, one percent, is sweet, vindoux-style Muscat. Thirty percent of product... Read More

    From the article Catch the Corsican Rose Wave


  • Les Closiers Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

    Snoothrank:

    This wine was purchased in The Hague to augment the closure of the day spent in Amsterdam. It is about 80% Grenache and exudes the aroma of crushed red currant, cherry whips and Kirsch. A bit untamed on the palate but full of aforesaid red fruit and gentle tannin. Worthy. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • La Murata Toscana IGT 2013

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    The palate delivers perfumed and luscious red fruit shrouded in barely perceptible fine tannins. Theres a surprising mineral note as well as some hints of wet earth and it finishes with a wonderful freshness. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • 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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