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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  • Tensley Los Padres Syrah Central Coast 2013


    Really well done for the price point. The fact that after it is shifted to stainless after 3 months allows for the grape to shine yet allows for the oak to slightly influence the gamey, blueberry features with pepper and spice. 89 points - Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

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    Wine review by jose pendas

  • Seems as though I have this thread to myself as I have put the last 5 posts on ... ... Carmenere, Merlot and Syrah grapes.  Not a Bordeaux blend as they claim, but good non the les Read More

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  • Back to Napa. Started today with a visit to Jean Edwards Cellars tasting ... view of Napa valley. Their syrah, malbec and zin (tribidrag) were each fantastic in their own way.  Syrah is a grape the produces very different wines depending on where it is grown. This cool climate produces a wine that has more subtle flavors, mainly dark cherry bu... Read More

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  • No time to visit Vancouver on this trip, since Sandra wants to see more of ... ... and we shared a Mark Ryan Syrah I had opened the previous night with him.  Later we had a nice dinner in McMinnville (Thistle) and I had another glass of Oregon Pinot with a pork dish.  Lots of wine on this Tuesda Read More

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  • Dandelion Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz 2012


    some underlying sweetness and fruits, while mainly spice dominated Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Shoofly Shiraz 2014


    good Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Syrah is one of two favorite grapes.  Wish, at times, I still lived in Ca. Read More

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  • Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014


    Good Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Wowsers at that pic of Halcon. Sounds like a really nice Syrah, too. I can't remember the last time I've opened a Syrah...good thing we have CT. Read More

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