Last week, we looked at a group of ubiquitous white wines. All of these wines were under fifteen dollars. Some of them were under ten dollars. But what about the reds? Research bodies such as California Poytechnic University and the American Associatio...Read more »
Parentage: Offspring of Dureza & Mondeuse Blanche
Aliases: Shiraz, Hermitage, Antourenein Noir, Candive, Marsanne Noir...
Grape Color: Black
Regions: Rhone (France), California AVAs, Australia
Type(s) of Wine the Grape Produces:
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.
Syrah is used primarily for producing strong red wines Read more »
Viña Falernia Syrah Reserva
|Region:||Chile » Coquimbo » Elqui Valley|
Down Under Shiraz Down Under Shiraz
|Region:||United Kingdom » Down|
De Martino Syrah Legado Reserva
|Region:||Chile » Coquimbo » Choapa Valley|
Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley
|Winery:||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Vina Montgras Cabernet/Syrah Reserva
|Region:||Chile » Colchagua Valley|
|Winery:||Vino De Eyzaguirre|
|Region:||Chile » Colchagua Valley|
|Region:||Italy » Sicily » Sicilia|
Emiliana Syrah Colchagua Valley Natura
|Region:||Chile » Central Valley » Rapel Valley|
Pepper-Crusted Steak with Horseradish Cream on Grilled Garlic Crostini
I purposefully made this beef marinade super powerful. With this hors d'oeuvre, you only end up with a little mouthful and the peppery flavor needs to come through loud and clear. In the catering c... Read more »
This is the time of the year that you see a slew of rosé wine reviews, as the summer is known as pink wine season. This is underscored by the fact that most wineries release their rosés in the spring no doubt in an effort to latch on to the popular sen...Read more »
Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine consciousness in the West. That’s a shame, because in Turkey we are seeing one of those pleasant ironies that often crop up in the wine world: an ancient wine producing region th...Read more »
I’m part Irish, but I’m not sure how much. I’m not Catholic and my surname is decidedly English. But the family tree has branches throughout the British Isles and I sit here today with blond hair, a red beard, freckles, and the inability to get a tan. ...Read more »
Wine travel never gets old. Your experience canvary from place to place; from vintage to vintage. By now you’ve seen or heard ofmany wine destinations, and you’re probably wondering what’s next. Good news: There’s a new generation of winemakers quietly...Read more »
Whispers in the northwest United States are that Syrah is going the way of the 80’s and making a marvelous comeback – minus the neon and hairspray. This past week Great Northwest Wine (GNW) discussed the possible resurgence of the wine which once was ...Read more »
Syrah has a few fans in California. Earlier this month, Sacramento Bee wine contributor Mike Dunne chronicled his experiences at a recent wine tasting competition hosted by the Rhone Rangers, a group of California winemakers trying to foster a consis...Read more »
The Northern Rhône valley stretches along the sun-baked banks of the Rhône river. This is Syrah country; as a group, the appellations of the Northern Rhône produce the finest range of Syrah-based wines on earth. In general they are well-labelled and ea...Read more »
Imbibe, aye! Earlier this month, award-winning wine blog The Gray Report released its list of the 10 best wines from northern Canada, all of which, according to the post, are available to residents of the United States.Read more »
|Region:||USA » California|
|Varietal:||Carignan , Merlot , Syrah|
A little sour to start, with a dash of brandy, but of course it grows more gentle after a bit. Pretty good overall and more flavorful than some other, more expensive, organic wines I've had. It is good chilled or with food.
|Winery:||Serafino Wines Pty Ltd|
The blackest and deepest wine I tried so far. Ruby color. Full body. Crisp and savory.
|Winery:||Fattoria il Muro|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Toscana Igt|
|Varietal:||Merlot , Sangiovese , Syrah|
The palate delivers perfumed and luscious red fruit shrouded in barely perceptible fine tannins. There’s a surprising mineral note as well as some hints of wet earth and it finishes with a wonderful freshness.
|Winery:||Klinker Brick Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
New world styled Syrah that is nicely fruity without being jammy. It has enough acid to give some balance and finishes with some hefty tannins. This is a big wine that gives big satisfaction.
|Varietal:||Malbec , Syrah|
Medium bodies with lively tannins and blackberry and plum flavors.
|Winery:||St Hallett Wines|
Berry flavors with a pepper taste and soft tannins.
|Winery:||Glaetzer Wines Pty Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » Barossa Valley|
Wishlist... My thoughts.. With Penfolds Grange 2010 grabbing a 100pt. and 99 and 100 and 98 for me it's a no brainer buy 2010 Barossa Glaetzer Amon Ra.
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah|
A bit of French earthiness...just enough to realize terrior. Deeper red color, staying power in the fridge day 2 but power reduced a bit...wondering if it would make it to day 3. Good enough not to find out. A bit dry on the finish...priced at Costco u...
|Region:||France » Rhône » Costières-de-nîmes|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Grenache|
Inviting smoky aromas have a red fruit character of cherry and some plum and blackberry with a floral framing that keeps the whole nose quite light. In the mouth it's juicy and earthy in the same breath, with more cherry and blackberry fruit, excellent...
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Inviting smoky aromas have a red fruit character of cherry and some plum and blackberry with a floral framing that keeps the whole nose quite light. In the mouth it's juicy and earthy in the same breath, with more cherry and blackberry fruit, excellent balance and acidity, well integrated oak and good spice. Still quite youthful and vibrant, an ... Read More
I'm not sure how to associate 'gaminess' to a wine ... ... ... enjoyed last night's Syrah. I cannot draw any conclusion from this change. I just find it interestin Read More
The bread was quite tasty. Usually I ask for a second serving, but I need ... was a bit salty though.That Syrah looks good. I'm not sure how to associate 'gaminess' to a wine taste since I avoid eating meats such as road kill or venison. &nbs Read More
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Glad you're still drinking JD. Me too. I have about forty ... ... ... was a North Coast Sonoma Syrah called Radio-Coteau, a 2005. It was grea Read More
Initial tartness on the tip of the tongue surprises me a bit. That diminishes quickly, and is followed by a somewhat gamey sensation. Another surprise is sweetness that pops up towards the back of the tongue/palate. Fairly full-bodied, but not monstrous by any calculation. Nice because it does not blow you away with berry or cherry flavors. Read More
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Been out all day chasing meetings across various parts of town. Breakfast at ... at ... a surprisingly fine syrah from, of all places, Sicily. Sole dei Padre 2008 from Spadafora. Think it got a 92 from WS back whenever I saw that listing, and won a lot of awards at fairs. Opened last night, second half of bottle tonight with the massive burge... Read More
According to the numbers, wine from the United States is an afterthought in ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. From 1981 to 2014, the state's total number of wineries jumped from 19 to 850 and total wine production increased more than 200,000 tons. Photo Credit: Pixab Read More
We enjoyed a nice 2010 J. V. Fleury Chateauneuf-du-Pape tonight with some ... ... blend is 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. I suppose it would have been better to wait another few years but it tastes fine right now. I happened to decant it a few hours and now that I've checked their web site, I see that they recommend decanting a fe... Read More
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