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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  • Aoyo Reserva Syrah 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by Joyy

  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ago..alas) and have recently joined Snooth.  I was a former winemaker and enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and eno... Read More

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  • Halcon Esquisto Yorkville Highlands 2014


    More red than blue in color. Bright tart nosesome earthiness. Initial impression belies the nose. Candied berry fruit on the tip of the tonguecherry. As the wine passes back under the palate I get more earthiness and tartness, and the wine acquires sophistication and complexity. It does seem a bit hot, and Im OK with that. As my taste buds... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Went into town (Charlotte NC) to take in a tasting of 3 different high end CA syrahs at one of my favorite wine stores - Petit Philippe. On offer were:Peay Estate 'Les Titans' Syrah, Sonoma Coast 2013Lagier-Meredith Syrah, Mount Veeder Napa Valley 2012Bien Nacido Vineyards Syrah, Santa Maria 2012 All three were excellent (except for the 1st bott... Read More

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  • Sounds like a plan MJ.  We also picked up a few wines at a wine shop in ... ... - lovely 2012 Sawtooth Syrah and it's from Idaho of all place Read More

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  • MJET, that paella (?) looks awesome! Thinking a well chilled ... ... surprised that the Bedrock Syrah was nice, just had a bottle of the Bedrock '13 North Coast Syrah last night with a BBQ beef brisket - most excellent.Tonight we had chicken breasts baked with home grown tomato, cannellini beans, white wine, garlic and rosemary. This was serve... Read More

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  • Montgras Antu Ninquen Syrah 2012


    With a little more time in the bottle the fruit has been tamed a bit. Good acid mid palate and some pretty strong tannins on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Since I didn't drink any wine yesterday we made up for it today: Way ... one. The 2012 Bedrock Syrah was my wine and it did not disappoint! Excellent dark ruby color with a strong black fruit nose. Black/blue fruit, with some spiciness/pepper, a touch of smoke and a nice long finish.&nbs Read More

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  • Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2010


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    Wine review by eaglebass

  • Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2010


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    Wine review by eaglebass

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