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 can see the photo in DM's post, but not in Fox's.  I'm using ... using ... I should have a Syrah battle up in the next few days.Oh, and no other appliances in the basement.  Just the furnace.  I haven't had any issues with water - knock on wood Read More

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  • Montaria Reserva 2014

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    A Naked Wines selection - Deep opaque purple in the glass, with medium long legs. Opens with anise and blueberry; then a creamy balsamic fig; followed by spicy ripe black cherry and a bit of lager and minerality. Most of these seem to carry over to the palate. Medium full in the mouth and unexpectedly for the age, soft tannins and medium acidity... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Fable Mountain Vineyards Syrah Tulbagh 2011

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    Ripe red fruit coming in on the nose with a wave of some powdered sugar and licorice notes, clay and earth. Full bodied and full of ripe red cherry and mixed berry with excellent spice and notes of cranberry. There's a fair bit of spice here and a toasted nutty creamy note towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Mark, sounds like an interesting take on syrah, we're going to do a syrah tasting with some friends this Saturday. Planning on opening an '06 Russian River (Scherrer), an '07 Santa Lucia Highlands (Arcadian), '10 Croze-Hermitage, a '12 McLaren Vale (Shingleback) and whatever our friends bring over. Should be an interesting evening.OT, Nouveau zi... Read More

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  • Pruett Csp Estate Syrah 2012

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    Big nose of black fruit, green wood, tobaccopretty much all over the place. A very big wine under the palate. Some black fruitblackberry, plumbut the most obvious thing is gigantic drying tannin. Alcohol hits at mid-palate. This one is, pretty much, a brute. Definitely, not a sipping wine. Drink with your most robust meals. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 34, Syrah, Santos J. Carelli, 2013, Mendoza 2013

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    Polly's 1/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Had this Windsor Oaks Cuvee from Chalk Hill. Very nice blend of 56% Syrah, 26% Sangiovese, 18% Cab Sav. Dark red fruit, nice touch of mocha on the nose, good structure with black-blueberry fruit, solid intergration of tannins with a nice medium to long finish. Good QPR under $25 if I remember correctly....  Read More

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  • Chateau Saint Roch Lirac Cru de la Vallee du Rhone 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • I'll give you all a few recommendations from my current collectionJosh ... Alpha Carmenere, SyrahHappy drinkin Read More

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  • Kiona Syrah Red Mountain Reserve NV

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    Wine review by pnordholm


  • 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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