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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  •  2014 Myriad Cellars Syrah Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2017)Savory black olive tapenade is the first thing to greet your nose on this deep purple Syrah. The blueberry fruit is very prominent and mouthcoating. Richness personified on the palate wth juicy blackberry, iron and crushes stones. Tannins are dusty a... Read More

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  • St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2015

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    100% Syrah. Old world in style but showed some ripe fruit on the nose as well as the palate. Nice acidity with soft tannins and some pepper on the finish. Really nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Hey JD, love Mellow Mushroom, although they've closed many of their ... ... ... Terry Hoage Vineyards Syrah The Hedge.Not as good as I was hoping it would be after purchasing this at the winery four years ago. Kind of hot, somewhat heavy and unbalanced. A good hit of over ripe black cherry Nyquil, soft integrated tannins, low amount of acidit... Read More

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  • Father-in-law and Sis-in-law here so I had the CFO's Dad pick a bottle out ... ... Tom!Excellent grenache/syrah blend.  The nose is mainly typical syrah - ripe black cherry and a bit of earthiness.  More black cherry on the tongue with some black pepper, some meatiness, mouth drying but fine tannins, medium acidity and a fairly long finis Read More

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  • I think JD is correct when you talk about Cab Sauv. Best is from Napa and you ... ... else grown, and in fact Syrah is one of the more interesting grapes right now because there are so many people trying their hands at it, but Zin and PS just aren't done anywhere else for all practical purposes. And yes, I have had Australian Zin.In any event... Read More

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  • Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More

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  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to ... ... ... by Hermitage, the famous Syrah (100%) wine from the northern Rhone. Oh, and a glass of Champagne of course!A few beers in St. Emilion’s famous cobbled town square followed by a splendid dinner and we were on our way to the airport…we were on the last flight o... Read More

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  • I think SHiraz/Syrah holds 14-15% quite well and if all is in balance then you get a great expression of the grape, although cooler climate versions in 13-14% range do give those savoury peppery characteristics I do likeCabernet seems to much more at home in the 13-14% range probably due to what I think is a slightly more tannic structureOne of ... Read More

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  • Just got another box of Mike Smith's wines, and have noticed the ABV's ... and can be ok)2014 Quivet Syrah Hulda Block - 14.6% (I've noticed most Mike Smith Syrah's around 14.5% and I think that's a smart range to be in, to at least bring out some of the savory element of the grape)2013 Becklyn Cabernet & Cabernet Reserve (Noticed both were at... Read More

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  • Bordeaux Blend QuestionFrom Wiki"The wines that made Syrah famous were those from Hermitage, the hill above the town Tain-l'Hermitage in northern Rhône, where an hermitage (chapel) was built on the top, and where de Stérimberg is supposed to have settled as a hermit after his crusades. Hermitage wines have for centuries had a reputation for bein... 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.

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  • 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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