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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  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th ... ... ... for this cool climate Syrah vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Carneros in Sonoma. It's been cool, foggy and windy the past few days leading up to the event but our hosts John Painter and his wife Jean Gadiot have a special deal with Mother Nature and always seem to have ide... Read More

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  • Uh, A1, how high in the air were you that you could see the ocean from Los ... ... vin0vin0 on an Alder Springs Syrah, I commented on how I have been seeking different wines sourced from this vineyard.  Well, obviously, this is another one.A very refreshing, easy to drink wine.  Lots of tropical fruit--pineapple, banana--on the nose and the ti... Read More

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  • Dunc, put that in "Something Completely Different," if you ... I ... ... I brought two bottles of Syrah, a '10 Halcon and an '09 Durand Les Premices Cornas.  So I was drinking same vintage of N. Rhone as AOA, but Cornas is a little more in the value realm.  ($50 for any Hermitage is pretty much a steal these days, isn't it?  I bought a little ... Read More

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  • Julie and I went over to Los Olivos today and tasted at Toretti Family Wines. ... home with a delightful  Syrah and a Blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Syrah called La Croce. We also tasted at Artiste which specializes in Blends and it's hard to go wrong with their wines. Julie is napping now, a consequence of drinking Artiste's Sparkling Wine s... Read More

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  • Intis Shiraz. las Moras 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by SagitariusFox

  • Red Diamond Shiraz 2011


    This was hot on initial opening. It may be past its prime. It seemed to mellow in the fridge for a while and then went hot again. Stick to the Merlot. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • I'd add just this:  There are some tasting rooms for smaller producers ... ... terrific St. Joseph-like Syrah at MacLaren.  Patz and Hall is great, too. I get nothing for endorsing them but good treatment and that nice corkscrew James and Anne gave me.Have a great time, and don't forget to report bac Read More

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  • Tilia Malbec-Syrah 2014


    Medium bodies with lively tannins and blackberry and plum flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • St Hallet Gamekeeper's Shiraz


    Berry flavors with a pepper taste and soft tannins. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Antiyal Kuyen Red 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by basil2000

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

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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

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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.

    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

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

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