Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for outstanding wine. The number of unique regions that feature diverse soil types and microclimates...Read more »
Parentage: Offspring of Dureza & Mondeuse Blanche
Aliases: Shiraz, Hermitage, Antourenein Noir, Candive, Marsanne Noir...
Grape Color: Black
Regions: Rhone (France), California AVAs, Australia
Type(s) of Wine the Grape Produces:
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.
Syrah is used primarily for producing strong red wines Read more »
Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside Vineyard
|Region:||USA » California » Amador County|
Klinker Brick Syrah Lodi Farráh
|Winery:||Klinker Brick Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
Terlato Vineyards Syrah
|Winery:||Terlato Family Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Dry Creek Valley|
Gallo of Sonoma Syrah Sonoma County Reserve
|Winery:||E&J Gallo Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Melville Syrah Santa Barbara County Estate Verna's
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara » Santa Rita Hills|
Wattle Creek Syrah Blend Yorkville Highlands the Triple Play
|Winery:||Wattle Creek Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Alexander Valley|
Rh Phillips Syrah
|Winery:||R. H. Phillips Winery & Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California|
Blackjack Ranch Double-Down Syrah Santa Barbara County
|Winery:||Blackjack Ranch Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Ynez Valley|
Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of outstanding wine producing regions with a fascinating twist. While there are numerous ways in which these three areas are vastly different from each other, they have one key simi...Read more »
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from Sonoma County -- for a cause. Over two hundred wineries and sixty local chefs come together to raise funds for local non-profits in the environment, health, and literacy fi...Read more »
White wines are a summer classic, but you may be bored by now. It has been a long, hot summer. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. The dead of summer calls for diaphanous r...Read more »
Whispers in the northwest United States are that Syrah is going the way of the 80’s and making a marvelous comeback – minus the neon and hairspray. This past week Great Northwest Wine (GNW) discussed the possible resurgence of the wine which once was ...Read more »
Syrah has a few fans in California. Earlier this month, Sacramento Bee wine contributor Mike Dunne chronicled his experiences at a recent wine tasting competition hosted by the Rhone Rangers, a group of California winemakers trying to foster a consis...Read more »
The Northern Rhône valley stretches along the sun-baked banks of the Rhône river. This is Syrah country; as a group, the appellations of the Northern Rhône produce the finest range of Syrah-based wines on earth. In general they are well-labelled and ea...Read more »
Imbibe, aye! Earlier this month, award-winning wine blog The Gray Report released its list of the 10 best wines from northern Canada, all of which, according to the post, are available to residents of the United States.Read more »
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Clare-mclaren Vale|
rich, fruity, plummy, and well balanced with spices. great wine!
|Winery:||Robert N. Lindquist|
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
Not to bad - more of the softer syrah style, black and blue fruits and aromas with gamey notes, peppery tones, chocolate and herbs. Nice finish of moderate length equals pleasurable drinking. Drink now - Paul. 88 points
|Winery:||Clonakilla Pty Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » New South Wales » Southern New South Wales » Canberra District|
good balance of pepper spices and berries
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon Villages|
|Varietal:||Carignan , Grenache , Syrah|
The reliable and good price-to-quality wines of Bertrand hit the mark again here: there is a lot of wild blueberry, service berry and sweet cherry on the nose due, no doubt to a good dose of Syrah and Mourvedre. The entry is dominated by more blueberr...
|Winery:||Jim Barry Wines|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Mount Lofty Ranges » Clare Valley|
Wonderful wine making lends to the lavender floral notes with blueberry, plum and spice - mainly pepper with dusty tannins that finish slightly sweet. Rounded tannins are just chewy enough to give texture and meld with mineraly acidity to drive a medi...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
This wine benefited from sitting in the cellar for awhile. The fruit rose and the large herbal overtones mellowed a little. Blueberries and raspberries on the nose nose, brushy qualities, spice and fresh pepper with a note of chocolate. A well balance...
|Winery:||Château de Saint-Cosme|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Côtes-du-rhône|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Clairette|
Inviting and elegant this has red berry fruit, spice, incense, modest tannins and well balanced acidity to the lively, though short aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 88 points
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Petite Sirah , Grenache , Merlot|
A killer 1st vintage showing that the winemakers know what they are doing. Given the grapes involved this should sit nicely for another 18 months. Exhibits red fruits (plum) and dark cherry, wood and earth and spice. There is a light chocolate thats...
|Winery:||Henry's Drive Vignerons|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Limestone Coast » Coonawarra » Padthaway|
A robust wine that emits blackberry, slight oak, pepper and spice, anise and blueberry on the nose. The palate follows nicely with the blackberry and dark cherry turning slightly sweetish when then tannins push through. Good acidity lends to a full af...
|Winery:||Château de Pennautier|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Cabardès|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Grenache , Merlot , Syrah|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines m...
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Loads of Barnyard that fortunately dissipates and does not carry over to the palate. Moss, Earth, Slate, bits of roasted Plum and Cherry. Softens up the more it remains open, Somewhat hard to enjoy due to the initial aroma. Much, much better the 2nd day. Barnyard gone and more roasted dried plum and prunes, silky mouthfeel, quite delightful. Read More
Though I've not had the CP-H Rose, I do keep their Le Prestige - 55% Syrah/45% Grenache - in my cellar. As Greg said they are usually pretty solid ranging up to the very good bottling on an occasion. They are usually good for 3-4 yrs. I personally think his opinion on age of rose is correct. Read More
Duncan, I'll keep the forum informed of my quest, I'll ask around at a ... ... Whole Cluster Las Madres Syrah, fantastic QPR!Started this Friday evening with a bottle of Ryme Chardonnay Verse - Weeks Vineyard 2013.Very bright, crisp and lemony with tons of acid, little to no oak but a touch of lemon cream, right in my current Chardonnay sweet ... Read More
Duncan, that would be a good entry into the "and now for something ... ... close to equal amounts of syrah, mourvedre, counoise and tannat. There's just a touch of earth, leather and must on the nose. On the tongue this shows lots of bright red fruit, red cherry, red raspberry and a touch of cranberry. The acidity is medium and the Tannat adds... Read More
Brian initiated me back in 2012, and we had a visit while their 2009 Syrah was the current release, and before they expanded to the new wines...one could see adding to the Syrah was a good idea for entertaining. Beautiful property, talented people. Have tried the 2000, 07, and 09 Syrah, nothing else yet. Do have a mag of the 2010 Syrah which I h... Read More
It's vintage dependent. I really liked the 2012 Syrah, somewhat more than the 2013. Same with the Mondeuse. But I don't know if it's the additional time or the vintages. I love that she's doing those and isn't replanting with Cab, which is what I'd probably do. But in the end there's also a deliciousness factor that we have to include in the eva... Read More
What's your tasting note of Château Peuch Haut Presitage Rosé 2012? Read More
Inky purple/black hues and clear in the coloration. This wine has amazingly rich cocoa/milk chocolate aromas with background notes of molasses/toffee, super smooth oak wood and is has cream smoothness on the nostrils. Flavors follow suit, but with deep ripe, black berry goodness, vanilla bean and subtle spice. Mouthfeel is velvety, medium bod... Read More
Vintage inky coloration, clarity is good, and just slightly brown hues around the rim. The aromas remind me of a Cab Sauv. and are of dark berry, chocolate, slightly boozy, and hints of strawberry sweetness. Flavors follow suit, and are jammy, strawberry, vanilla, woody oak and overall is nice! The mouthfeel is medium body, with smooth silky... Read More
91 points. Well done with black fruit, dark cherry, spice (pepper), herbal and earthy tone underly anise, solid tannins (not big) and acidity that frame well. Great effort here. Drink now - Paul Read More