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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  • Epica Red 2014


    Purchased at Binny's, 12/2016. I have no idea what varietals are in this wine, ... ... Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah, the mystery of love has been solved. Bought a case in 01/201 Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Squadra Rosso 2014


    Red fruit forward, luscious wine. Then on day three, started losing power in the fridge. Drink in two days. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Novy Susan's Hill Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 2006


    Big wine - bold berry notes, pepper and gamey notes, with spice and sage, a touch of chocolate and a healthy dose of tannins this built for aging. Drink or hold - 93 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Vignerons Ardéchois Côtes du Vivarais 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [] for ... ... my bottle. It is a blend of syrah and grenache though I do not know in what proportions. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a cranberry,redcurrant and cherry style fruit there and the tannins,thou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Rockpile Winery Syrah Madrone Spring Vineyard 2011


    Nice, medium-strength, highly drinkable wine. Blackberry and plum flavors on entry. Something of a dusty sensation, but nothing annoying. I guess I could describe it as earthiness, but that isnt quite it. In fact, it prevents the fruit from tasting syrupy. Nice acid tartness. Quite sedate tannin. No harm in holding this one, but I am happ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • We had our annual wine club Christmas party scheduled for Saturday night. ... ... Hill Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah - Large blueberry profile with backing v      blackberry, gamey notes, oak, earthy tones, pepper and mocha lead and the palate follows nicely with well framing  tannins and good acidity.  Great bottling and worth the was... Read More

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  • Venison sausage?  I'd go Gigondas or CdP myself, with GregT on the fruit.  Syrah a la N. Rhone is also a good match, as is an aged CCR or BdM.  Good on you, BLM, for making sausage. Matching the music to the wine, too?  Now we're getting into the esoterica.  Pretty soon we'll be factoring in the decor, too.  Read More

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  • A good syrah/shiraz goes good with sausage , just had some the other day - Stolpman in fact, though Novy does well also.DMCKER's Super Tuscan idea sounds really good also. Read More

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  • Mending Wall 2014 Mortar & Stone My recollection is that this is a blend of Syrah and Zinfandel.  What's not to like there?  This one leads very prominently with dark fruit--blackberry, blueberry, plum.  There is some acidic "spritziness" on the tip and around the edges of the tongue.  Not unexpectantly, there is noticeable tannic pucker.  Yet, ... Read More

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  • Made my first ever homemade sausage (venison) celebrated end of classes for the semester, ate said sausage with a nice glass of burgundy, now listening to Glen Gould Goldberg Variations (first recording). What would you be drinking? For me the choice was obvious.  Read More

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