Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Cabernet” mean. Nowadays “Pinot” and even “Riesling” are familiar pals too. This is largely bec...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 »
Klinker Brick Syrah Lodi Farráh
|Winery:||Klinker Brick Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside Vineyard
|Region:||USA » California » Amador County|
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|
Provence is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. While Provençale rosé may be a popular trend, production of wine in Provence is not. Wines of Provence has done a wonderful job marketing the Provençale rosé as more than just a wine, i...Read more »
When you spend more than two weeks in a place you soak in a lot about it. Taste all the wine you want at home, but there’s simply no substitute for standing in the dirt where the wine is grown or for tasting it alongside those who shepherd it into exis...Read more »
No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago in 1541, he was not thinking of viticulture. However, today the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys produce some of the finest Bordeaux influenced wines in the world.Read more »
According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world cl...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:||USA » California » Central Coast|
Really well done for the price point. The fact that after it is shifted to stainless after 3 months allows for the grape to shine yet allows for the oak to slightly influence the gamey, blueberry features with pepper and spice. 89 points - Drink now -...
|Winery:||Tahbilk Pty Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » Victoria » Central Victoria » Nagambie Lakes|
I was advised that this wine had just gone past its peak when I purchased it recently. Indeed it has. Certainly a lot mellowed compared to younger Australian Shiraz, and no longer as bold. Instead, what presented were mature plummy fruits and that wee ...
|Winery:||Orin Swift Cellars|
|Region:||USA » California|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Petite Sirah , Syrah|
Big but eliguent with red plums, dark cherries, mocha, dusty earthy notes define place as sweet dark cherry tannins and boisterous acidity make this a real joy to drink. Well done - 89 points - drink now - Paul
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah|
Excellent for the vintage, A Cambie/ Soloman effort foe US only. This lush on the nose and the palate. Red and black berry fruits, garrique, herbs and spice compliment chewy, medium tannins and balanced acidity frame the wine with a medium length fin...
|Winery:||Château de Saint-Cosme|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Côtes-du-rhône|
100% Syrah. Old world in style but showed some ripe fruit on the nose as well as the palate. Nice acidity with soft tannins and some pepper on the finish. Really nice wine.
|Winery:||Novy Family Wines|
|Region:||USA » California » Monterey County » Santa Lucia Highlands|
Definitely one of the best twist offs I've had the pleasure of aging. Full bodied, deep dark fruit, complimented by a lasting finish.
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Barossa|
These wines always are better after laying down for a year or two...this is no exception. It has fleshed out, the plum and blueberry notes are fuller and the peppery notes and spice ride to a medium tannic finish accompanied by driving acidity. 89 po...
|Winery:||Niner Wine Estates|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Franc , Petit Verdot , Petite Sirah , Syrah|
Full of currant and earth. Full, round tannins, smooth.
|Winery:||Andrew Murray Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Ynez Valley|
That does Rhone style reds at this price is good...that they are at a consistently high level is even better. this is big and bold, blueberries, sweetish dark cherry tannins, some cigar box, violets - yumm. 91 points - drink now - Paul
|Winery:||Domaine Les Deux Cols|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Cinsault|
clear, deep purple; clean, pronounced nose of blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry, mint and cedar; dry, acidic and medium tannins, medium body, red cherries, raspberry, strawberry, mint, stones, shellfish, medium finish; felt that the seafood hints in suc...
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nose was strongly oaked, with chocolate undertones; however it was sour... but that seemed like a natural sourness and not due to overbreathe... Read More
Beautiful dark purple color. Rich pruney nose. Blackberry on the tip of the tongue. Some, woodiness to which I would attribute tannin. Nice firm tannins and acid give lots of backbone. I love the fact that this is not an in-your-face-with-fruit wine. The blackberry note hinted dissipates into a truly terrific wine experience. Read More
Sorry to see this vineyard block to be lost to Cab Franc. Now ... ... ... in January's Myriad Syrah release.The '13 Whole Cluster Sugarloaf that I had last October was amazin Read More
2014 Myriad Cellars Syrah Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2017)Savory black olive tapenade is the first thing to greet your nose on this deep purple Syrah. The blueberry fruit is very prominent and mouthcoating. Richness personified on the palate wth juicy blackberry, iron and crushes stones. Tannins are dusty a... Read More
100% Syrah. Old world in style but showed some ripe fruit on the nose as well as the palate. Nice acidity with soft tannins and some pepper on the finish. Really nice wine. Read More
Hey JD, love Mellow Mushroom, although they've closed many of their ... ... ... Terry Hoage Vineyards Syrah The Hedge.Not as good as I was hoping it would be after purchasing this at the winery four years ago. Kind of hot, somewhat heavy and unbalanced. A good hit of over ripe black cherry Nyquil, soft integrated tannins, low amount of acidit... Read More
Father-in-law and Sis-in-law here so I had the CFO's Dad pick a bottle out ... ... Tom!Excellent grenache/syrah blend. The nose is mainly typical syrah - ripe black cherry and a bit of earthiness. More black cherry on the tongue with some black pepper, some meatiness, mouth drying but fine tannins, medium acidity and a fairly long finis Read More
I think JD is correct when you talk about Cab Sauv. Best is from Napa and you ... ... else grown, and in fact Syrah is one of the more interesting grapes right now because there are so many people trying their hands at it, but Zin and PS just aren't done anywhere else for all practical purposes. And yes, I have had Australian Zin.In any event... Read More
Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More
With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to ... ... ... by Hermitage, the famous Syrah (100%) wine from the northern Rhone. Oh, and a glass of Champagne of course!A few beers in St. Emilion’s famous cobbled town square followed by a splendid dinner and we were on our way to the airport…we were on the last flight o... Read More