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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 »
Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside Vineyard
|Region:||USA » California » Amador County|
Klinker Brick Syrah Lodi Farráh
|Winery:||Klinker Brick Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
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|
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White wines are a summer classic, but you may be bored by now. It has been a long, hot summer. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. The dead of summer calls for diaphanous r...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 »
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|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
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 re...
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon Villages|
|Varietal:||Carignan , Grenache , Syrah|
The reliable and good price-to-quality wines of Bertrand hit the mark again here: there is a lot of wild blueberry, service berry and sweet cherry on the nose due, no doubt to a good dose of Syrah and Mourvedre. The entry is dominated by more blueberr...
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Petite Sirah , Grenache , Merlot|
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...
|Winery:||The Yalumba Wine Company|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia|
Good red blend, consistent with former years. Blueberry, hint of spice. Would be close to a petit syrah if it had a bit more pepper.
|Winery:||Robert N. Lindquist|
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
Not to bad - more of the softer syrah style, black and blue fruits and aromas with gamey notes, peppery tones, chocolate and herbs. Nice finish of moderate length equals pleasurable drinking. Drink now - Paul. 88 points
|Region:||France » Rhône|
Had this at lunch at Marcello's Chophouse the other day. The Winemaker's notes are pretty darn accurate to me...'The color is deep purple with ruby highlights. Ripe cherry and plum aromas are complemented by earthy undercurrents of smoky cocoa and cola...
|Winery:||Château de Pennautier|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Cabardès|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Grenache , Merlot , Syrah|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines m...
|Winery:||Jim Barry Wines|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Mount Lofty Ranges » Clare Valley|
Wonderful wine making lends to the lavender floral notes with blueberry, plum and spice - mainly pepper with dusty tannins that finish slightly sweet. Rounded tannins are just chewy enough to give texture and meld with mineraly acidity to drive a medi...
|Winery:||Domaine Durand Eric et Joel|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » St. Joseph|
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.
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Aug 17, 2010
I have never tried Syrah. Could someone tell me what it is like? Thanks
Available via Laithwaite's. Read More
With a mixture of native Turkish vines (Karasakiz) and imported French varieties (Syrah; Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot) this wine evokes a freezer chest of cherries and cranberries on the nose. On the palate, there is a slightly tannic bed of unripe sweet cherry, with a moderately lengthy finish. Very decent, and first tasted at Marquis Wines Van... Read More
Dark purplemore blue than redin the glass. Maybe I have blue on my mind, but Im getting blueberry on introduction. As the wine passes back there the fruit seems to be cloudedmay be the drying effect of tannin. Speaking of which sneaks up on me as the wine hits the rear palate. Not the biggest zin Ive ever had, and, I have to say, not nearly ... Read More
BLM - I love petite syrah - Jaffurs, Ridge, Robert Baile, Stag's Leap on the the high end Spellbound, Pedroncelli on the low end. All are different with Ridge being the softer more (please excuse the word) female expression of the grape.I've had the Parallel 39 and agree with your notes - that's why it's not on list. Read More
I bought the Parallel 39 for about $15. Here are my notes: very, very berry on the nose, blackberry like and smell memories of a Beaujolais got me worried what was to come next but it was a mini-explosion of flavor-- almost Bordeaux like-- and then back to the cheap berry taste. WTF? Overall very pleasant , but totally unexpected. Drunk with v... Read More
For some people, the food and wine pairing is an art and of utmost ... Lamb is ... Lamb is generally great with Syrah or a blend of it like Grenache/Syrah, or even Chateauneuf du Pape. Beef can take on Cab sav, etc. This may be a little much to consider, so my advice would be to ask your server or sommelier (if they have one) as to a wine pa... Read More
Eastpointe Tasting tomorrow. Wines accepted today. Issue #1 (immediately ... Wine now... 85 Grenache 15 Syrah blend from Cht. D Pape Rhone. *** as I checked in the wines & I saw all Whites 2015 vintage. Thanks Vine Post and Stacole and Eastpointe Singer Island. ***** I am very happy to lead this even Read More
Delightfully deep hue for an 18 dollar bottle of wine. As dark as a James M. ... pleasing pepperiness of a Syrah. Sip the mystery for yourself, you won't be disappointed Read More
Trebbiano 2015 vs Torrentes 2015, and Greco 2015 for a new option NPB Showdown whites @ Eastpointe Singer Island . November 30th 2016. RSVP this event is almost sold out, BOOM. Read More
Feb 22, 2015
I'm searching to purchase bottles of Rosemount Sharaz 1998, wher can I find it? Thank you. Joe firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 7, 2014
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
Jul 31, 2014
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....
Apr 15, 2014
Love the blend of this grape when combined with Grenache.
Apr 1, 2013
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>?
Jul 13, 2012
Is it not the most wonderful grape?!
Oct 6, 2011
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
Jun 14, 2011
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.
Oct 19, 2010
this was a very good wine - absolutely one of the best I have tasted! Syrah!