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


  • I recall Jaffurs Syrah being very drinkable on or near release.Also have good memories of their Grenache, if you could somehow find a bottle, worth checking out. Viognier for Peggy might also be something, but probably winery direct. Read More

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  • Jaffurs Syrah Santa Barbara County 2013

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    Noticeable yeast odor on opening the bottle. In the glass, it is not noticeablemore of tart red fruit. Yes, red plum and a suggestion of cherry on the tip of the tongue. Initial impression is sweet. As the wine passes back I get more of the acid tartness that I like. Some sort of a smoky thing on the rear palate. A tingling on the tongue t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Zolo Signature Red 2012

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    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Wayne Gretzky Okanagan 2014

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    Purpulish coloration with brown hues around the edges...good clarity and very nice lanky legs. Aromas are of Cassis/currant, blackberry, huge dark chocolate/cocoa, peppery spice, albeit muted, Earthy blackberry, molasses sweetness and hints of alcohol. The flavors follow suit with plenty of fruits and some deep cocoa/dark chocolate, spice and ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Cline Cellars Red Rhone Blend California Cashmere 2011

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    Saved a bottle of this for a few years. Have found it is different than the usual Cline Cashmere. A bit softer and less mourvedre. At five years the wine has turned a bit brickish at the edges and has lost some of its fruitiness and some pleasent acidity has taken it place. It has soft tannins on the finish but with noticable drying. Wish this b... Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • RCKR1951:  I couldn't really say with any accuracy what the area may ... ... that fits this bill than Syrah.  Do you know if there is any amount being grown currently in the finger Lakes area?  Obviously, Riesling has been a natural for the area for a very long time and Gewurz is no stranger as well. DMICKER:  Reverse osmosis (RO) filtration h... Read More

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  • Charles Smith Merlot Washington State the Velvet Devil 2013

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    From the maker of Boom! Boom! Syrah. For the price point this is a real steal. Vivid berry fruits, spice, earthy tones and a pencil lead quality that really pops out for some reason lead to medium tannins and well framed acidity. What follows is a juicy, lengthy after taste. Charles Smith does it again. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... ($33): This classic blend of Syrah, (37%), Grenache (34%), and Mourvedre (29%) was produced from fruit sourced at Hattrup Farms in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA of Washington State. Violet and black plum aromas provide a welcoming entry point. Red and black raspberry a... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime


  • Got an email yesterday from ACME about a new Valdiguie that sounded pretty ... ... pop one to see what I got. Syrah nose with some oak and a strawberry gummy palate that goes blackberry after an hour or more of air finishing spicy then chalky. Nice buy for $12ea and free shippin Read More

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  • Been on a bit of a syrah kick recently myself but tonight we had our weekly farmer's market delivery and cooked a (semi) vegetarian dinner of spaghetti squash, tomatoes, onions, feta, basil (and added some crumbled bacon, not in the original recipe so don't tell on me).Opened this interesting white blend of Semillon, Sauv Blanc and Orange Muscat... 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

    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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