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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  • Tortoise Creek le Charmel Costieres de Nimes 2012


    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

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  •  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

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  • 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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  • Vina Maipo Syrah Limited Edition 2011


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    Wine review by waterbased

  • 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

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  • Rockpile Winery Syrah Madrone Spring Vineyard 2010


    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

    Wine review by EMark

  • Hand of God Fingerprint Series Red Blend 2010


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    Wine review by Red hot Dog

  • 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

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  • 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

    From the article WA to Oz: Aussie Rep Explores Export Options for Washington Wine

  • 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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