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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  • You're right, OT.  The Alder Springs Syrah was outstanding on Day 2.Last night I opened up this: This wine was OK, but not terribly impressive.  Very light on up-front fruit (and I'm OK with that), but also very light on tannin, and more tart than I expect (and I'm usually OK with tartness).  I'll finish it up to night and we'll see if it achiev... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Israeli wines are joining the approach of summer by heating things up in their ... list was led by a Tel Phares Syrah from the Golan Heights.“This elegant varietal Syrah has none of the bristly edges we've come to expect in a New World Syrah,” she wrote. “Instead, it is a lavishly full-bodied, deeply fruity wine with notes of red stone fruit a... Read More

    From the article Ten Israeli Wines You Can't Do Without


  • 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 consistent culture of Rhone grapes on the West Coast of the United States. The group has already chosen ... Read More

    From the article Rhiding with the Rhone Rangers: Sac Bee Columnist Searches for Syrah in Cali


  • Casado Morales Rioja EME Graciano 2009

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    Dark almost black plum color in the glass. Musty, smoky nose with hints of ... thatmore in the range of a Syrah. Some hints of anise flavor, and some black cherry. Moderate acid and fairly moderate tannindefinitely not mouth puckerin Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Two Hands Wines Shiraz Angels Share Mclaren Vale 2013

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes 2012

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  • I would never argue against Zinfandel with burgers.  Works every ... Red ... ... Red (Sierra Foothills, Syrah/CS) that I had last week would have been excellent.I'venever thought of it until just now, but a Grenache-heavy blend might work for m Read More

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  • Lamb with Syrah, yep.  Also CdP.  I am going to do a ground lamb wrapped in basil on skewers on the grill  probably this weekend and I'm really leaning toward Grenache or a Rhone blend. D, tempranillo is a good call--and one I did a little while back when I put Romesco sauce on some burgers.  Temrpanillo, to me, often serves as an alternative to... Read More

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  • I did the bike race downtown Victoria last weekend and afterward had late lunch ... lamb burger and a Chilean Syrah.  It was perfect, except I'd have preferred a BC Syrah, but they don't serve those by the glass.  Elk make great burgers too.&nbs Read More

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  • I almost always drink a Bordeaux, Bord blend or Cab with burgers.  And I ... and learn.But, yeah, Halcon Syrah is too lean for burgers.  Cab or a blend, alway Read More

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