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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  • Last night we went out to dinnera nd brought a coupe bottles.The Bambino was ... 2015 Belharra Rosé of Syrah, a 2010 Rivers Marie OccidentalRidge Pinot Noir and a 2006 EMH Black Cat Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Woo ho Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Unang Ventoux 2010

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Kent [www.dickenshousewine.co.uk ] ... It is a blend of grenache,syrah and cinsault though I do not know in what proportions.I started it last night with my supper of meat pie and I did enjoy it. There is some blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit there although the tannins were initially a little... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Shiraz la Cumbre Valle de Aconcagua 2010

    Snoothrank:

    great balance of black fruits and spices, with a hint of coffee and cocoa. love it! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • HDH is a good source for older bottles, although I haven't bought anything ... ... of Alain Voge Cornas VV (Syrah offline attendees dodged that bullet when OT caught it right out of the gate.)  We'll start opening the '11 in a few years, and let the '10s have more time.  Then, today, LastBottle had 2010 Molino del Piano Brunello on sale for $2... Read More

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  • Stefano di Blasi IGT Toscana 2014

    Snoothrank:

    A recent Naked Wines selection. The Bottle arrived with the Cork protruding about 1/8", so not sure if this bottle is reflective of the norm.First bit of the pour into the glass is a somewhat thin Brown Ruby, but pour a bit more and the wine becomes dense and Ruby. Opens with a bit of Must (like a Leather book), Earth, and Spearmint; then Boysen... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I had a Costieres de Nimes with m,y meal of roast pork. It is from Chateau de ... de ... and is made from the syrah grape but I found it a little bland. It was certainly smooth and easy drinking with some blackcurrant style fruit and soft tannins but it was nothing to get excited abo Read More

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  • Chateau de Campuget Syrah '1753' 2013

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Kent [www.dickenshousewine.co.uk ] ... ] ... it is made from the syrah grape it is not a patch on a northern Rho Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Cut the lawn a few hours ago and it was 98 F with lots of humidity.  This ... ... as in $10) 2014 French Syrah that I was given last night for helping with the Wine in the Water Park event in Crystal City, VA.  Check my Weekday posting for those pictures.  Sandra and I had a good time but none of our friends showed u Read More

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  • This one is from a Costco run.  To me, the blend is hilarious:  40% ... Nacional, 15% Aragonez, 15% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot.  One more time it just sounds to me like somebody said, "OK, this is what we have left over.  Let's just mix it up and tell everybody that it was 'carefully blended.'"   ;-) Of the grapes listed above the only one that I... Read More

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  • Rubrica Vinho Regional Alentejano 2012

    Snoothrank:

    More blue than red in the glass. Somewhat musty nose. Big black fruit on entryalmost black cherry Kool-Aid level. However, that quickly passes. Lots of tart acid. Then there is an earthiness. All in all its an OK everyday drinker, but nothing particularly special. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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