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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Northern Rhône

      The northern Rhone is a section of the river of the same name in the southeast of France. ...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • South Australia

    South Australia is the strong arm of the Australia wine industry, where the majority of the cou...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • South Africa

      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

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    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Albert Boxler

    Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine ...

  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

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Syrah on Snooth

  • I agree with your take. So it's only average stuff during the week unless ... ... CA - some Cabs and some Syrah, but I'm thinking that this has to last 2 people four days so I might load up some Zin too. And maybe some more Syrah and a bottle of Calvario just in case. If only I could get someone to pay for me to learn how to be a sommelier, I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thanksgiving Wines


  • What's everyone opening?No cooking for me this year, but I'll be providing all the wines, probably 10-12 bottles. Have to make final cuts tonight but a couple bottles of Chardonnay, Beaujolais, and Pinot are in the mix.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thanksgiving Wines


  • Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2012

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    Austere and powerful black fruit aromas of black currant, bramble fruit and blackberry, with heat and spice in equal amounts and a commanding presence. In the mouth it's equally commanding, showing deep ripe blackberry and black currant, tree bark, forest floor and sticky tar with gripping tannins and good acidity. Would stand up well to grilled... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Jon - Kékfrankos is the name for BF in Hungarian! "Kék" ... ... Pinot Noir, and Syrah. And there's a crazy guy there who is also growing Sagrantino and some Italian grapes, some of which I got to taste a few weeks ago.Until the 20th century, it was pretty rare to do monovarietal wines in most places - that's something that the Americans really... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Got Blaufrankisch?


  • Not much grown in CA - it's a grape that does well in slightly cooler areas ... ... matter!. Besides, his Syrah is far better than his BF although that's also rarely imported, unfortunatel Read More

    Forum post in the topic Got Blaufrankisch?


  • Few meals arouse anticipation like Thanksgiving dinner. For weeks, if not ... ... red wine. This blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache from the Rhone Valley in France leans more towards the lighter side of Rosé but still carries the fleshy fruit characteristics that will harmonize nicely at the table.  De Morgenzon Cabernet Sauvignon Rose DMZ  F... Read More

    From the article 5 Thanksgiving Wines That Won't Break the Bank


  • Kestrel "Falcon Series" Syrah Yakima Valley 2009

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    Blend of syrah and mourvedre. Very inky in the glass with dark fruit on the nose. Cold climate in style with a nice tannic bite on the long finish. Very nice wine with high QPR. Very close to four glasses, we'll see what the second day brings. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Casone Toscana 2009

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    85% sangiovese; 20% syrah, deep red color, full body flavor...the oak seemed a bit fake...easy drinking, smooth Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend 2013

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    Wine review by gmb468


  • Bah humbug!Unless you're ready to sleigh some pergolas across the ocean, ... ... with some Sonoma pinot, syrah, zin, chardonnay and a couple surprise stocking stuffers in the saddle bags). Read More

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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


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

    Comment by 557447ngshults1 557447 ngshults1


  • Discovered a nice Petit Syrah from Rosenblum Cellers, Heritage series. From the East Bay in California. Very nice, several layers, assertive, but smooth. Affordable at about $15.

    Comment by 552330azjan123 552330 azjan123


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