Syrah

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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  • Languedoc is a part of France renowned for good bottles of wine at reasonable ... mere £4. It is mainly syrah and could easily be a northern Rhone such is the quality. Robert Parker,the well known American wine critic is a fan of this estate. I wrote up a review on here of cour Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Domaine de l'Aiguelière Côte Rousse Coteaux du Languedoc 2001

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... cuvee consists of 98% syrah and 2% grenache and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of meat pie. There is plenty of dark fruit [think blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble] with a hint of spice, a little vanilla and soft but stuctured tannins. In short this is a l... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling SHiraz08 Mesh Riesling Clare/Eden Valley Blend [half Grosset half Yalumba hence Mesh]08 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling Clare16 Orlando ST Helga Riesling Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/S... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Tasting with my Team


  • Gerard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel 2013

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    A very smooth blend that has a consistent flavor with the varieties complementing each other. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Dashe Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2013

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    $19.99 tons of fruit flavor and spice. Full of Blackberry and cherry flavor. I love this wine. Pairs well with a peppery steak Read More

    Wine review by BobbyC10


  • I bought it through the winery, Paul.  I get e-mails from them, and every ... on store shelves is their Syrah.If I'm not mistaken, the researchers you mentioned were led by Carol Meredit Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Have you ever heard about "2007 Lazarus Wine "Orange Label" ... ... the wine fresh. Merlot and Syrah from the area around Huesca, Aragon are blended to create this delicious red.I just wonder whether the quality of wine is really so good. What do you thin Read More

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  • Cuvee Prieure' Chateau Sainte Roseline Cru Classé Cotes de Provence 1995

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £11.50 from the website ... chapel,and consists of 70% syrah and 30% cabernet sauvignon.It was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my pasta and bacon supper.Although it is over 20 years old,it did not show its age. There was plenty of dark fruit [blackcurrant,blacberry and bramble],a hint of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • On the tail end of our heatwave. Had an out of town visitor for dinner. We killed this magnum of Syrah Rosé from Limerick Lane. Easy repurchase.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Orin Swift "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

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    Structured and layered, and well beyond it's supposed prime, this was great. Blackberry, dustiness, spice, dark cherry, mocha with tolerable tannins and great acidity. Just shows what cellaring properly can do. 92 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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