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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  • Syrah I do believe. Read More

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  • Les Rosbifs Pays d'Oc Shiraz 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on offer for £5.It is from Languedoc in the south of France.Languedoc is a very large area stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got appellation status in the 1980's although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.It is an area responsible for aroun... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Some Wines From the night (Be kind now - they're virgins to this ... to ask for help - so - syrah.  I used these and the above 3 to learn about the differences between the 2.I know they are incredibly young, but since I've a couple of each left so I thought I'd break them out - DAMN!  4 people were confirmed PS lovers by the end of the night Read More

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  • Had a small group of friends over last weekend for what was supposed to be a ... 4 wks.  2 bottles of Syrah, 3 last minute buys and then mine.&nbs Read More

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  • Mark Herold Flux Red 2010


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    Wine review by bsplendido

  • MJ, I'm still sitting on my '10s. Callunas are traditionally built Bdx ... ... a Pinot,  2 Zins, a Syrah and 3 Cabs. Plus a special treat from 3L Last night. Read More

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  • Liquid Farm arrived yesterday - a couple bottles of Liquid "Crack" ... 2 of the Griffin's Lair Syrah.  Bonus 3 pack of the Weill vnyd syrah exposition 1, 2 and 3, which just received Parker scores of 99, 100 and 100 (if you care for such things Read More

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  • El Persa Vino de la Tierra de Castilla la Mancha Spain Syrah 2015


    not a bad syrah, smooth to the taste and drinkable now but will improve in the cellar. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2013


    Another vintage and another darn good wine. Enough fruit, good acidity, soft tannins with a medium length finish. A bit simple but hey what do you want from a $10 wine. Great QPR. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

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