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

  • Old Lakeville Rd.  I drove on it, the other day.  So, I guess I drove ... ... on a lot of excellent syrah from that area.I can't make out the vintage year, Rckr.  I look forward to your report when you open it u Read More

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  • Prestige du President 2012


    Has the best of Italian character with French temperament. This wine opens nicely, so open it several hours before drinking. Nice with nibbles or a meal, or on its own. Long orchard fruit finish--the nose is a bit Merlot like (which I thought odd). It us a lush wine but not sticky or plummy (which I dislike). 50 % Niellucciu grapes which are ev... Read More

    Wine review by heartoglass

  • As an aside, it was really cool to see Paul Gordon of Halcon link my report to his Facebook page, which got tons of views. I normally assume our reports/writings on Snooth don't leave Snooth but we've seen things get wired to Facebook from this board. Read More

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  • Busy day. Too freaking hot!This Arbe Garbe was a blend of Ribolla Gialla, ... ... days! What an interesting Syrah! This one was all about the fruit. Nose screams Oakville fruit. Really tasty. I can always count on Kick Ranch to deliver acidity. Great starter. Was starting to hit its stride as Mark and Peggy were about to leave. Very ripe but t... Read More

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  • The meal was great as usual.The weather got HOT this weekend and there is no ... be 102°, perfect Cab and Syrah weather! Then dinner at Mi Casa w/Mr and Mrs EMark. What the heck am I supposed to serve? Thinking of starting with a Sandlands Chenin and/or a Bedrock Zinfandel Nouveau.  I don't know, we'll se Read More

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  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 2013


    Ruby/Purple coloration and with gorgeous legs, this has a rich, vibrant look that showcases the goodness to come! Aromas of whisky, toasty vanilla, dark chocolate, black coffee hints and deep, ripe berries. The flavors follow suit with added spicy zest and the mouthfeel is of velvety cream, slight booziness and warm richness. Awesome!! Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • I think they do some excellent GSMs.  Hewiston, d'Arenberg, Wira Wira, Pillar Box - the list goes on. Read More

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  • Re: Cab/Syrah blends, do we agree that Washington is the biggest culprit here?Have had some real nasty ones from WA State. Read More

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  • Don't underestimate Australia's capacity for producing the truly execrable blend, either. Read More

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

    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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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