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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  • Rckr, most Snooth old-timers know that Mrs. EMark is, primarily, a white wine ... she also really liked the LL Syrah/Grenache blend that I had, and reported on, here, a few weeks ago.LL is moving higher and higher on my list of favorite Read More

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  • Montrouge "Crucem" Crozes-Hermitage 2010

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    dark garnet, spicy peppery nose with a touch of mint, on palate it's savoury yet spicy, with coffee and chocolate notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Limerick Lane Hail Mary 2012

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    From the back label: 94% Syrah/6% Grenache. Dark murky purple in the glass. Very berry nose. Very easy on the tongue and under the palate. Gentle introduction of black raspberry. Some herbalness. Sufficient acidnoticeable, but complementary to the fruit, not dominating. Very gentle on the tannin. Certainly not a powerhouse wine, but t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Copain Hawks Butte Syrah Yorkville Highlands 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Josh Cellars Legacy Red 2012

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    This has sat untouched laying down for months. It has melded together well, marrying all the fruits, oak, herbal and spice components well. Not a big or complicated wine it drank easily. Read food wine. Drink now - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • The Pairing Collection Chicken & Turkey Cotes-du-Rhone 2011

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    I decanted this wine, tried to enjoy this wine and just couldn't! $2 buck chuck is better! Read More

    Wine review by johnnyxbar


  • Orin Swift Cellars Abstract Rhone Style California 2011

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    Deep and brooding at this time in it's life - there is mostly red berry fruits, some blackberry, deep cedar, spice and chocolate. It is mouth coating and chewy with good acidity with a looooong aftertaste. 90 points - drink or hold, Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Rib eye burgers!  Talk about conspicuous consumption!  Rib eye for ... ... Hop Camp Gravel Lens Syrah that they were closing out a while ago at K&L.  The review says "big fruited," and that's true.  Wasn't sure it was all Syrah on first opening, definitely not my kind of Syrah at that moment, but it improved with air.  Even at the discounted ... Read More

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  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... ... 1994Jamsheed Harem La Syrah (Yarra), 2012Stephane Ogier St. Joseph, 2011Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, 1995Dominus, 1995Dunn Napa Valley, 1996Ridge Montebello, 1996Dominio de Pingus, 1996Les Vignerons Catalan Banyuls Grand Cru Vin Doux Naturel, 1997Spiri Read More

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  • D, we went down to Joshua Tree over spring break, came back via Diamond Bar ... bought the Stolpman Estate Syrah in the past and it's fine, but as my taste in Syrah has evolved, I wouldn't go out of my way for it.  I've mentioned Lafond on here as my favorite from that area--worth a try if you see it, esp at $20.  I bought a Stolpman un-oaked ... Read More

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