Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for outstanding wine. The number of unique regions that feature diverse soil types and microclimates...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 »
Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside Vineyard
|Region:||USA » California » Amador County|
Klinker Brick Syrah Lodi Farráh
|Winery:||Klinker Brick Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
Terlato Vineyards Syrah
|Winery:||Terlato Family Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Dry Creek Valley|
Gallo of Sonoma Syrah Sonoma County Reserve
|Winery:||E&J Gallo Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Melville Syrah Santa Barbara County Estate Verna's
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara » Santa Rita Hills|
Wattle Creek Syrah Blend Yorkville Highlands the Triple Play
|Winery:||Wattle Creek Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Alexander Valley|
Rh Phillips Syrah
|Winery:||R. H. Phillips Winery & Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California|
Blackjack Ranch Double-Down Syrah Santa Barbara County
|Winery:||Blackjack Ranch Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Ynez Valley|
Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of outstanding wine producing regions with a fascinating twist. While there are numerous ways in which these three areas are vastly different from each other, they have one key simi...Read more »
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from Sonoma County -- for a cause. Over two hundred wineries and sixty local chefs come together to raise funds for local non-profits in the environment, health, and literacy fi...Read more »
White wines are a summer classic, but you may be bored by now. It has been a long, hot summer. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. The dead of summer calls for diaphanous r...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 »
|Winery:||Robert N. Lindquist|
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
Not to bad - more of the softer syrah style, black and blue fruits and aromas with gamey notes, peppery tones, chocolate and herbs. Nice finish of moderate length equals pleasurable drinking. Drink now - Paul. 88 points
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
Saved a bottle of this for a few years. Have found it is different than the usual Cline Cashmere. A bit softer and less mourvedre. At five years the wine has turned a bit brickish at the edges and has lost some of its fruitiness and some pleasent acidi...
|Winery:||Château de Pennautier|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Cabardès|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Grenache , Merlot , Syrah|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines m...
|Winery:||The Yalumba Wine Company|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia|
Good red blend, consistent with former years. Blueberry, hint of spice. Would be close to a petit syrah if it had a bit more pepper.
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Petite Sirah , Grenache , Merlot|
A killer 1st vintage showing that the winemakers know what they are doing. Given the grapes involved this should sit nicely for another 18 months. Exhibits red fruits (plum) and dark cherry, wood and earth and spice. There is a light chocolate thats...
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Grenache|
Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. I have always been a fan of red blends, and I know that makes me a low brow to some, but to me they are just tastier (of course not all) and more drinkable than most red varietals in my price range.
|Winery:||Domaine Durand Eric et Joel|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » St. Joseph|
This needed a good hour of decanting before drinking and it evolves as you drink. Blueberry, currant, pepper, gamy notes with additional layers of nuance lead to a medium tannin finish. Easily has a couple of years left. Paul 92 points.
|Winery:||Clonakilla Pty Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » New South Wales » Southern New South Wales » Canberra District|
good balance of pepper spices and berries
|Winery:||Orin Swift Cellars|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa County|
|Varietal:||Zinfandel , Cabernet Sauvignon , Petite Sirah , Syrah , Charbono , Grenache|
91 points. Well done with black fruit, dark cherry, spice (pepper), herbal and earthy tone underly anise, solid tannins (not big) and acidity that frame well. Great effort here. Drink now - Paul
|Region:||South Africa » Swartland|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Cinsault , Tinta Barocca|
This really benefited from a couple of years in the cellar. It is now a fully melded wined wine layers of red fruit, flowers, A stony minerality, spice with mild tannins and well balanced acidity. Just goes to show the character of winemaker Eben Sadie...
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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
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
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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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
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
not a bad syrah, smooth to the taste and drinkable now but will improve in the cellar. Read More
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