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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  • Emark, that looks like the same bottle we brought back from our December trip ... what they were doing. Our syrah is still sitting on its side waiting for the right moment.I just checked and our local TW does not carry Jaffurs  : (Tonight we're doing a different take on a nice piece of wild caught salmon. I've put together a little soy, ginger... Read More

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  • I recall Jaffurs Syrah being very drinkable on or near release.Based on my first experience with this one, Jon, I am inclined to agree.  Viognier is, possibly, Peggy's least favorite wine.  She gets overwhelmed by the floweriness in most varietal bottlings.  If there is just a little mixed in with, say, Marsanne and Roussanne, she's usually OK w... Read More

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  • A somewhat tall order, as does not seem up my alley. Sort of resigning myself ... myself to not so much of a Syrah guy as it is, but good to get a little more background on these guys.Some impulse buys the other day for me:2015 Chateau Thivin Côte de Brouilly - Seems like one of the top Cru Beajolais, and great value.2010 Elvio Cogno Barolo Ra... Read More

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  • Jacobs Creek Sweet Red 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by thabob


  • I recall Jaffurs Syrah being very drinkable on or near release.Also have good memories of their Grenache, if you could somehow find a bottle, worth checking out. Viognier for Peggy might also be something, but probably winery direct. Read More

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  • Jaffurs Syrah Santa Barbara County 2013

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    Noticeable yeast odor on opening the bottle. In the glass, it is not noticeablemore of tart red fruit. Yes, red plum and a suggestion of cherry on the tip of the tongue. Initial impression is sweet. As the wine passes back I get more of the acid tartness that I like. Some sort of a smoky thing on the rear palate. A tingling on the tongue t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Zolo Signature Red 2012

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    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. I have always been a fan of red blends, and I know that makes me a low brow to some, but to me they are just tastier (of course not all) and more drinkable than most red varietals in my price range. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

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    Purpulish coloration with brown hues around the edges...good clarity and very nice lanky legs. Aromas are of Cassis/currant, blackberry, huge dark chocolate/cocoa, peppery spice, albeit muted, Earthy blackberry, molasses sweetness and hints of alcohol. The flavors follow suit with plenty of fruits and some deep cocoa/dark chocolate, spice and ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Cline Cellars Red Rhone Blend California Cashmere 2011

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    Saved a bottle of this for a few years. Have found it is different than the usual Cline Cashmere. A bit softer and less mourvedre. At five years the wine has turned a bit brickish at the edges and has lost some of its fruitiness and some pleasent acidity has taken it place. It has soft tannins on the finish but with noticable drying. Wish this b... Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Rocca "Vespera" Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

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    Wine review by jcthomas44


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