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.

Syrah is used primarily for producing strong red wines Read more »

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  • California

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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • Northern Rhône

      The northern Rhone is a section of the river of the same name in the southeast of France. ...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

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    South Australia is the strong arm of the Australia wine industry, where the majority of the cou...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

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      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

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    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

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Syrah on Snooth

  • Sorry to hear that Mark. We'll pop a few in your honor! Fox this is not school, I am not assigning homework and there will be no test afterwards. We will deal with what people bring and set up flights accordingly. Once each of you decide on what you will bring we can add it to the OP. We can source bottles to fill gaps if need be. Bring whatever... Read More

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  • Any other dates around that time work, Mark. i.e. 7/26? Read More

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  • Actually, being inlanders, it would be a bit more accurate to say that LingProf and EMark are "up the 15" from GregT.  JonDerry is, in fact, "up the 5."OT, I regret to report that July 19 is not going to work for Mr. & Mrs. EMark.  I will have to experience this one vicariously. Read More

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  • GregT: Bring the Cayuse! And then find a locale in SD and we'll do one down ... a lot of us who have mostly Syrah that you recommended.  Feel free to look in my CT and take your pic Read More

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  • I'll second that Cayuse Greg...would love to try one. Read More

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  • Just went and checked that Wine Berserker thread again, and it looks to be ... ... ... introduced brett into a syrah and a cab, and several jokes about past Tablas Creek brettiness and how they together with their ancestor in France have finally cleaned things up a bit. Looks like that thread will bear watching. Thanks for getting it started, J Read More

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  • Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but will be watching with ... to ... ... to pull French or Aussie syrahs--very few CA syrahs in Tokyo and I can't remember seeing any from WA. That being said, there are more American syrahs here than Bourgueil cab francs, that's for sure!  ;-(Not really my place to suggest this to you, Greg, but I wou... Read More

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  • In the coming weeks I’ll be writing up my experiences at ProWein 2014, ... ... and  spicy a bit syrah like even,  but with that caramel, sweet dried fruits and spice note typical of the Duoro. Soft but elegant in the mouth, this has  late arriving acidity and fine tannins supporting very pretty fruit. This already shows an almost silky textur... Read More

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  • I will be alone. Read More

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  • Sounds like a good plan. Too bad it's so far for so many people or we could ... to bring, the only American Syrahs I have are Cayuse from WA or those I mentioned from Napa, but since you guys seem to have the US covered I'll bring something else.I assume these will be rather young wines, as in no more than 10-15 years old? Older would be cool i... Read More

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