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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  • "That optical sorter sure does the trick".Yeah but I think it's a ... ... purity and opulence. For Syrah it seemed to take awa from the possibilities. Mike said he takes his bins of fruit and goes right to fermentation feeling the stems, leaves and other MOG add complexity. In the samples it rang tru Read More

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  • Stopped at the Scherrer Spring Open House on my way home from work today. Fred ... his 2015 Dry Rosé or Syrah/Grenache. 2014 Chardonnay, 2012 Platt Pinot Noir, 2012 King Family Pinot Noir, 2012 Shale Terrace Zinfandel, 2012 OMV Zinfandel and 2012 Scherrer Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon.Went home with a pair each of the 2014 and 2015 Rosés, a Kin... Read More

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  • Menage a Trois Silk 2014


    One of the smoothest and best wines I have tried in a while. This elegant blend was tasty with cherry and raspberry notes and the cleanest finish ever. I could easily drink the entire bottle and not blink an eye. Read More

    Wine review by katherinerosegary

  • As wine lovers who among us doesn't enjoy doing horizontal tastings of ... ... 2015 Belharra Rosé of Syrah. Anne Fogarty simply nailed it this year with this refreshingly tart, fairly complex, dry rosé sporting dried cherries, watermelon, citrus, minerality and a hint of tannin. Just wonderful.We then adjourned to the patio for the horizontal ... Read More

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  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah is produced by a partnership of Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Antinori Family. Tobacco leaf and toast aromas are what dominate the nose alongside subtler red and black plum. Leather and bing cherry notes explode on the palate which sh... Read More

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  • St. Francis Winery Red Splash 2007


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    Wine review by marymarchell

  • Barahonda Barrica 2012


    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • 19 Crimes Red Blend 2015


    Overall well balanced. A bit too dry...woke up with a stuffy nose. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Black Zeppelin Paso Robles 2005


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    Wine review by willida

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