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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  • Francois Arnaud Grande Reserve Cote Rotie 2006

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... river.The wines are mainly syrah although up to 10% of the white grape viognier may be added to a blend as long as the grapes are cofermented.My bottles are from a small negociant house and are 98% syrah aged in oak barrels for 14 months.I started a bottle last night with my supper of sau... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Guigal Cotes Rouge 2010

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    When I drink this wine can i feel my first hangover Read More

    Wine review by jave


  • Here are some of my favorite Washington State wines.  There are more - ... ... - is a very good winery.Syrah, Merlot, Cabby - Good offerings.Equal to and in the case of their cabby, better than Seven Hills - the Firehouse Red is usually very good also.  Just thought I'd contribute to the pos Read More

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  • Domaine de Castelnau 'La Font du Loup' Pays d'Oc France Rose' 2016

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    a pleasant and unassuming rose which would prove perfect for a novice. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Oveja Negra Syrah Blend Valle del Maule the Lost Barrel 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by rkeeler440


  • E - I've noticed something in your reporting that I've noticed in ... ... lately was the Tikal Malbec/Syrah. Other than that I'm beginning to think I really need to branch out and get something out of my comfort zon Read More

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  • Ok guys, I know someone out there has been drinking a few Washington State ... ... ... We had a Garrison Creek Syrah last Sunday with our friends Lynn (local friend), Patti & Pamela (both from Oregon - here for the previous day protest in Washington DC).  I don't remember the price per bottle for these but I believe it was closer to $60 a bot... Read More

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  • La Reserve des Pontifes Michel Bernard Hermitage 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the website ... Sterimberg.My bottle is 100% syrah and I started it last night with my chicken stew. There is some blackcurrant,blueberry and plummstyle fruit with a hint of pepper or spice on the finish and soft and smooth tannins that provided ample structure.In short this was a nice wine that went w... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Vins de Vienne Saint-Joseph Saint-Joseph 2001

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a new website called ... 17th century.My bottle[ 100%syrah] comes from the negociant business of Les Vins de Vienne.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.There is plenty of a clear blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit with a hint of pepper or spice on the finish and sof... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Haha..I can tell you I wasn't feeling too chipper on Monday morning!A guy ... ... varieties (plus some Syrah), wow it was great.  There was a Turley Zinfandel which was also very nice, but not what I expected.  It was fairly light and the colour was thin Ruby.  It was also 16% abv, but not too hot on the back end.  Nice, but I was expecting s... Read More

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