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


  • Castillo de Molina Shiraz Reserva 2009

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    Pours a slightly murky, strawberry/cherry color with rusty hues in the background, and tints of copper sediment that even finely clings to the inside of the bottle. The aromas are of blackcurrant, Earthy notes, smooth spice, French wood barrel and flavors that follow suit....dry berry, dried orchard fruit, subtle spice, dusty soil....Rustic. S... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Pruett Taylor's Reserve Estate Syrah 2013

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    Quite muted red berries on the tip of the tongue. A little bit of bitterness around the edges and the tip of the tongue. A retro-nasal sensation that suggests eucalyptus. Surprisingly light on tannins. Nothing really bad about this wine, but, also, not, particularly, memorable. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bodegas Callia Syrah Malbec Bella 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • We saw John Mayer last night and had our second bottle on this tasty 2010 ... ... ... "The Climb" a Syrah blend. As with the first: Big black fruit, spice, some minerality, really nice mid-palate feel, full body and a long finish. A very tasty wine. We will get more of this in the near future. Did I mention John Mayer ROCKED! He and the band ... Read More

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  • Last entry for this week's activities:L to R - The 2014 Siduri Santa Lucia ... brother to the Tikal Malbec/Syrah you had at your part Read More

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  • Al did you say "white"?  ;)JD had Meyer Pinot Noir (I gave VV a ... ... Blend" which is a Syrah/Cab sav blend.  I think they just made it back to the ship! Hopefully JD will post some photos.  Unfortunately we didn't get one of all of u Read More

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  • Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Syrah 2010

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    This is the 2010 vintage so lets see how it is after several years of ... a ... a smooth, full flavored ripe Syrah. Perfect age and still has at least a couple more years in i Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Quivet Cellars Las Madres Vineyard Hulda Block Syrah 2013

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    Dark purple color. Sulphur funk takes a few minutes to dissipate. Spritz on the tip of the tongue. Lots of red fruit--strawberry, plum. Some black pepper and some earthiness mid-palate. Stiff tannin balanced, though, by acid. Pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

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    Always solid - this and their Merlot offer great QPR drinking at this level. Large dark berry fruits, red plum, chewy tannins and driving acidity make this an easy everyday drinking choice. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

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    This lived up to it's hype and then some. Big gamey and blackberry noted lead the nose were joined by earthy tones, mocha leading to good framing acidity amf tannins. Wonderful - 91 points - drink or hold (18 - 24 months) - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 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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