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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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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 »
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|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » Crozes-hermitage|
Pop and pour it was a bit shy on the nose but black and blue fruit were there. Good fruit on the palate and a bit earthy. Mid palate balancing acids took over and finished with enjoyable tannins. Old world in style, nice enjoyable wine but not particul...
|Region:||Spain » Jumilla|
|Varietal:||Mourvèdre , Syrah , Grenache|
This is as good a "low key" wine as there is. There a little red berry fruit, a little whisp of smoke, coffee and a little mocha. The mid-palate is fleshy with out a lot of definition but pleasing none-the-less. The finish sees modest tannins match...
|Region:||South Africa » Swartland|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Cinsault , Tinta Barocca|
This really benefited from a couple of years in the cellar. It is now a fully melded wined wine layers of red fruit, flowers, A stony minerality, spice with mild tannins and well balanced acidity. Just goes to show the character of winemaker Eben Sadie...
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Côtes du Ventoux|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Grenache|
The 2009 Quintessence is a fine wine with balanced, structured flavors of sage, eucalyptus and cherry and notes of smoke and spice on the nose. Elegant, smooth and still capable of a few more years in the bottle, this Ventoux is highly recommended - i...
|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...
|Winery:||Peter Lehmann Wines Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Barossa|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Syrah|
A real joy to drink. Full bodied but not over bearing with plenty of black and blue berry fruits. spice, some pepper, chocolate and earthy tones couple with medium tannins and well balanced acidity. Drink now - Paul 91 points
|Winery:||Domaine Grand Nicolet|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah|
The 2011 Grand Nicolet CdR is a fine, succulent - even slightly sweet Grenache Noir-based wine sourced through Marquis Wines (Vancouver BC) about 2-3 years back. These wines would go well with the younger set; they have gobs of damson plum, dark cherr...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
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 acidi...
|Winery:||Orin Swift Cellars|
|Region:||USA » California|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Petite Sirah , Syrah|
Deep and brooding at this time in it's life - there is mostly red berry fruits, some blackberry, deep cedar, spice and chocolate. It is mouth coating and chewy with good acidity with a looooong aftertaste. 90 points - drink or hold, Paul
|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
Delicate plum. Big peppery nose, but all smooth going down. One of the best syrahs I've had in years. Slightly earthy/loamy in the finish. Read More
Some new wines received today.A couple of dailies (Douro & Malbec) , The '13 Jaffurs Syrah, the SLH (After the '13 success the '014 was a no brainer), the '14 Neyers Left Bank Red was a curiosity buy because I like them and the 2 '14 Halcon wines (They've made a believer out of me.) Petit Sirah & Estate Syrah. Read More
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. Read More
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 rides with the tannins and is balanced by the acidity. Great wine - drink or hold and decant ... Read More
Inviting and elegant this has red berry fruit, spice, incense, modest tannins and well balanced acidity to the lively, though short aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More
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 really real. Drink now - Paul 91 points Read More
It worked - I feel better.You're lucky, RCKR, that therapy never works for ... for ... sounding $15 Napa Syrah--I took too long to set up my account--but I'm certainly not going to lose sleep about tha Read More
Large blackberry, blueberry, sandlewood, spice, violets with puckering tannins and juicy acidity. The aftertaste is lengthy and will with stand another 2-3 years of cellaring. Decant for now - Paul Read More
This really benefited from a couple of years in the cellar. It is now a fully melded wined wine layers of red fruit, flowers, A stony minerality, spice with mild tannins and well balanced acidity. Just goes to show the character of winemaker Eben Sadie. Drink now - Paul 90 points Read More
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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!
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