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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  • Fado Alentejano 2013


    Easy going red that's smooth, with red and dark berry fruits, mellow tannins and a good finish. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

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  • LV-Looking good!!! We also had a Syrah and PS weekend. The 2013 Idle Hands Syrah from Mark Ryan was very tasty and easy drinking for such a young wine. Very enjoyable wine and I'm glad I picked up a few.The 2005 Noble is a favorite that we have had a few times. Powerful but smooth!!! Read More

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  • I'm on a Syrah streak right now.  All from Washington...2010 Red Mountain Syrah is hitting its stride.  Dark, earthy and savory.Fun three year vertical from Eight Bells at the winery on Saturday.  All from Red Willow Vineyard in Yakima Valley.  Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen (will be bottled next week).  The thirteen was my favorite.2012 Showing... Read More

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  • A new label, not yet released but any day now, that I got a sneak preview of. They do a Syrah heavy GSM, a Grenache heavy GSM, a Grenache and a Roussanne. This one is the Syrah heavy version. Paso Robles fruit in the Saxum mold just not as polished. There's probably as much alcohol in this bottle as there was in all three bottles from last night... Read More

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  • BerserkerDay purchase from Lagier Meredith, made from the Mondeuse grape. Hit ... across as kind of Cab and syrah - a touch of that mustiness along with ripe black cherry.  Flavors come out with more ripe black cherry, ripe plum, some vegetal notes, a little bit of heat, medium acidity and smooth but prevalent tannins. This is not overly compl... Read More

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  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... ... Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot ($42)  It almost demands you sit in a dark wood paneled den to enjoy this savory wine. Spice, licorice, root beer, dried herbs,  black fruits, smoke and leather. Merlot might be the obvious feminine choice but I prefer, ... Read More

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  • THE OTHER RED BLEND is made of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah. Read More

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  • Cabot Klamath Cuvee Red Table Wine 2009


    Nose of red fruit. On the tongue Im getting a little bit of cherry, but more ... ... have expected for a Zin/Syrah blend. Great tannin. Its funny, Ive never described tannin as great, before, but in this wine the tannin provides substance. So, at the rear of the palate, I am getting the robustness that I did not see at the front of the pa... Read More

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  • At the urging of some here on Snooth, I am venturing out of my DCV Zinfandel ... ... to be 60% Zin and 40% Syrah.  What's not to like, there?But check out the hand-crafted label.  It would be great if OT or somebody knows the story, here.  Did they not print enough 2009 labels, and, so, said, "What the heck, we have this stash of 2005s.  We'l... Read More

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