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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  • I have never tried Syrah. Could someone tell me what it is like? Thanks

    Comment by 557447ngshults1 557447 ngshults1


  • Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2013

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    Good red blend, consistent with former years. Blueberry, hint of spice. Would ... Would be close to a petit syrah if it had a bit more peppe Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from ... ... It’s composed of Syrah, Zinfandel, Cinsault, Sangiovese, Muscats, Viognier, Dolcetto, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, and more. Taken as a piece the ACORN wines are remarkably balanced, acid rich, food friendly offerings that age well. This vintage of Medl... Read More

    From the article Put These Sonoma Wines on Your Radar


  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Syrah 2014

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    Nice job keeping the fruit flavors from getting too syrupy. Needs a bit of air, but then is quite lovely.90pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • Some Young Punks Passion Has Red Lips 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Rudius Syrah Walla Walla Valley Stoney Vine Vineyard 2013

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    Delicate plum. Big peppery nose, but all smooth going down. One of the best syrahs I've had in years. Slightly earthy/loamy in the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Rysler


  • Some new wines received today.A couple of dailies (Douro & Malbec) , The '13 Jaffurs Syrah, the SLH (After the '13 success the '014 was a no brainer), the '14 Neyers Left Bank Red was a curiosity buy because I like them and the 2 '14 Halcon wines (They've made a believer out of me.) Petit Sirah & Estate Syrah. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Eric et Joël Durand "Les Coteaux" Saint-Joseph 2012

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    This needed a good hour of decanting before drinking and it evolves as you drink. Blueberry, currant, pepper, gamy notes with additional layers of nuance lead to a medium tannin finish. Easily has a couple of years left. Paul 92 points. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tenshen Santa Barbara County Red Wine 2013

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    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 rides with the tannins and is balanced by the acidity. Great wine - drink or hold and decant ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone les Deux Albion 2012

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    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 Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Domaine Lafage Tessellae Old Vines Côtes du Roussillon 2013

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    The "Tessellae" Old Vines offering is bigger than it's price point by 3-4 times. A superb CdR that shows red and blueberry fruits, light gamy notes, spice, pepper, floral accents. Elegant any juicy with finishing acidity and minerality, this pours really real. Drink now - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I'm searching to purchase bottles of Rosemount Sharaz 1998, wher can I find it? Thank you. Joe jabmechanical@gmail.com

    Comment by 1807919bisig8716 1807919 bisig8716


  • The USA has been starved of "REAL" Australian Shiraz, We built our name on Family wineries, Single Vineyard Estate Wines. Not these commodities. there are Great Australian wines available , just a little harder to find

    Comment by 1468912GAWC 1468912 GAWC


  • Que Syrah, Syrah....A bold mouthful of mashed black fruit that dries out on the palate leaving a blanket of spiced wood to wrap around a forkful of rare venison...Nectar of the Gods....

    Comment by 1515747catsmiler 1515747 catsmiler


  • Love the blend of this grape when combined with Grenache.

    Comment by 1491978BinaryOptionsInvestor 1491978 BinaryOptionsInvestor


  • I like the spiciness and boldness of Syrah. I haven't tasted many, but the majority were from California, Russian River Valley. I would like to try a French Syrah. Any recommendations on a rocky and floral wine>?

    Comment by 1270119LaCiCaDa 1270119 LaCiCaDa


  • Is it not the most wonderful grape?!

    Comment by 1119333impartangel 1119333 impartangel


  • went to winery tasting at Restaurante Panorama (worlds largest amount of wine taps) in PHL. Favorite of night was Fattoria di Magliano, Perenzo, IGT, Maremma 2007/2008 (Syrah). only 600 cases produced. $52 at CT store on internet, $70 in PA. WA 91

    Comment by 874700Jon Fricke 874700 Jon Fricke


  • How about the petit syrah's? Used to drink 1974 Paul Mason (?) by the case. Just incredible wine. My husband's Mom would ship it from CA to us in CT.

    Comment by 852075mjc63 852075 mjc63


  • this was a very good wine - absolutely one of the best I have tasted! Syrah!

    Comment by 616061Etfonhom 616061 Etfonhom


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