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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  • OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the front label indicates "Claret," which, to me indicates a blended wine, and "Cabernet Sauvignon," which implies a varietal bottling.  I guess the marketing boys ... Read More

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  • Feudo Zirtari Terre Siciliane 2013


    the Nero d' avola being a stronger grape overwhelms the syrah or does the syrah calm down the later? Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Here's the funny thing:  For just a minute, Napa Ridge Cab was made ... into vinegar. Tensley Syrah is really bad, but it gets great marks from Parker.  Maybe all my bottles were off.  If JD still has the one he bought from me for his dad, I will buy it back and destroy it.  Coelho sold Dois Hermanos PN as a mystery wine from Garagiste and it ... Read More

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  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva Red Lisboa 2010


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Apothic Dark 2012


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    Wine review by Sandshark66

  • Apothic Red 2011


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    Wine review by Sandshark66

  • Got caught up in the excitement of a WTSO marathon.  I just bought four ... ... Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah) at $15 a bottle.  I bet it will be tast Read More

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  • Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012


    Easy and pleasant on the palate Read More

    Wine review by tjjm

  • Montes Alpha Syrah Chile 2012


    Chalky earth and red fruit aromas with notes of powdered sugar and licorice, warm baking spice and a bit of heat. Tart and chewy in the mouth, this shows a lot of character with ripe black cherry and raspberry notes, zesty acidity and dark chocolate, with pleasant herbal notes and a huge load of spice - cinnamon, clove and a creamy finish. This ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Careful, OT--you've been Snark-free for months, but sarcasm is a gateway ... the night was a CG Di Arie Syrah from the Sierra Foothills consumed with a farro salad and burger.  Why ironic?  Because I was at Drake's Dealership, the new flagship restaurant of the Drake's Brewery, which makes really good beer.  So good, in fact, that DVogler enjo... Read More

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