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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  • I've always thought of the Syrah/Viognier combo as uneccesary...it's no peanut butter and jelly anyway. Read More

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  • I like that Jemrose, but Roar's Viognier from the Sierra Mar vineyard was ... for fixing the color on your Syra Read More

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  • Count me in as one who has not had a Voignier epiphany. I've had some ... ... ... wine to add florals to Syra Read More

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  • MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More

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  • Halcon Alturas Yorkville Highlands 2014

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    Bright red fruit flavor on entrycherry, plum. Savoriness arises mid-palate. Then, spicinessthe tongue tingles. A very interesting wine. Just a tad more tannin than I would have expected. Very refreshing acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

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  • Tikal Naturalmalbec-Syrah Mendoza 2013

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  • One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More

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