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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  • JD, don't knock that co-fermentation, IMHO it really does add positive ... ... ... somewhere. Single-grape syrahs vs. those that are co-fermented with viognier. Three zones for focus: France, Oz and West Coast of North America. Historically I've also been of the school of thought that, other than in Chateau Grillet's bottlings, viognier's bes... Read More

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  • I see this is set up for a green eggs and ham type conclusion.Can say I feel ... ... tasted the Viognier in Syrah's but probably only because I knew it was there. Looks like Porter Creek is another California Viognier I should try. Just checked their website and they make a Syrah with a 5% Viognier co-ferment, which "rounds out the mouthfeel ... Read More

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  • Probably not, as I'm not much of a Syrah buff. However, to truly be fair I'd have to try the wines with and without the Viognier blended in. The blend has always irked me in a way, where I feel Syrah should be able to stand on its own, as it so often does. Though now that I've finally had some good Viognier I should go back and try it with Syrah... Read More

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  • I've always thought of the Syrah/Viognier combo as uneccesary...it's no peanut butter and jelly anyway. Read More

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  • I like that Jemrose, but Roar's Viognier from the Sierra Mar vineyard was ... for fixing the color on your Syra Read More

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  • Count me in as one who has not had a Voignier epiphany. I've had some ... ... ... wine to add florals to Syra Read More

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  • MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More

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  • Halcon Alturas Yorkville Highlands 2014

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    Bright red fruit flavor on entrycherry, plum. Savoriness arises mid-palate. Then, spicinessthe tongue tingles. A very interesting wine. Just a tad more tannin than I would have expected. Very refreshing acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

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    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

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