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


  • A new label, not yet released but any day now, that I got a sneak preview of. They do a Syrah heavy GSM, a Grenache heavy GSM, a Grenache and a Roussanne. This one is the Syrah heavy version. Paso Robles fruit in the Saxum mold just not as polished. There's probably as much alcohol in this bottle as there was in all three bottles from last night... Read More

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  • BerserkerDay purchase from Lagier Meredith, made from the Mondeuse grape. Hit ... across as kind of Cab and syrah - a touch of that mustiness along with ripe black cherry.  Flavors come out with more ripe black cherry, ripe plum, some vegetal notes, a little bit of heat, medium acidity and smooth but prevalent tannins. This is not overly compl... Read More

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  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... ... Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot ($42)  It almost demands you sit in a dark wood paneled den to enjoy this savory wine. Spice, licorice, root beer, dried herbs,  black fruits, smoke and leather. Merlot might be the obvious feminine choice but I prefer, ... Read More

    From the article Does your wine have a gender?


  • THE OTHER RED BLEND is made of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah. Read More

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  • Cabot Klamath Cuvee Red Table Wine 2009

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    Nose of red fruit. On the tongue Im getting a little bit of cherry, but more ... ... have expected for a Zin/Syrah blend. Great tannin. Its funny, Ive never described tannin as great, before, but in this wine the tannin provides substance. So, at the rear of the palate, I am getting the robustness that I did not see at the front of the pa... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • At the urging of some here on Snooth, I am venturing out of my DCV Zinfandel ... ... to be 60% Zin and 40% Syrah.  What's not to like, there?But check out the hand-crafted label.  It would be great if OT or somebody knows the story, here.  Did they not print enough 2009 labels, and, so, said, "What the heck, we have this stash of 2005s.  We'l... Read More

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  • Agreed Amour. There's no harm to it and often a nice upside.D - I ... ... grapes that they mixed with Syrah, which they called Hermitage, Rioja was getting hit by the phylloxera that had hit the other countries, Chianti was not much lauded and Brunello didn't get beyond the confines of the producer's vineyard, and the world's most prized wines... Read More

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  • EM - Great job figuring that out.  Yes, it makes sense now and he grabbed ... ... a Meritage in place of a Syrah, although we were still charged the $26 for the glass.  I guess I must now seek out the Syrah and get a taste of it too.  Just got home from watching the grand kids up at Tyson's Corner mall; third day in a row and I've about had en... Read More

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  • OK, Al, I see that "Howling Syrah" entry on the list.Sure enough, if I go to the Greg Linn website the do have a "Howling Syrah" fo sale.  I stole this pic from the website: Notice that at the bottom of this bottle, it specifies "Syrah," not "Meritage."  It's interesting that you mentioned that you enjoyed Bordeaux blends, because if he poured i... Read More

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  • Just a note to add.  The bartender gave me that glass and he was not one ... and the primary varietal is Syrah.  I think I mentioned to the bartender that I like Bordeaux-style blends and red blends.  In any case, I would try it again!Last night we attended a performance at the Arena Stage Theater in Washington DC.  It was Watch on the Rhine, ... Read More

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

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  • 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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