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


  • Bedrock WIne Co. California Syrah 2018

    Snoothrank:

    I love the purple color of this one, A bit of "funk" on the nose, Lots of red berries on the tip of the tongue--unfortunately, a bit more syrupy than I like. Acid and tannin create a combination of spritziness and puckeriness around the edges of the tongue, An OK wine, and for $20 I'm happy to have this as an everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • On Saturday afternoon, Zufrieden and I went to a fellow wine aficionado's ... the massive nose was almost Syrah-like with big black fruits and a savoury peppery note. Still quite young in the glass. Rich, ripe dark red fruit on the palate with tannins and acid delivering some tension and vibrancy. Really a delightful wine. Atypical of most Nap... Read More

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  • The Whole Shebang Twelfth Cuvee California NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the www.vincognito.co.uk website. ... containing grenache,carignan,syrah,mourverde,barbera and sangiovese. I started the bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast. This is a full-bodied wine with lots of a very concentrated cherry and menthol style fruit with a strong suggestion of peppe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pic Saint Loup Syrah Grenache Cros Pujol 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Very attractive dark plum color in the glass. Just the slightest hit of ... ... of ... entry. A restrained Syrah--medium bodied, very sedate tannin, and even, light acid. An OK wine--not offensive, but, really, nothing memorabl Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Just a quick note on Blue Mountain and Burrowing Owl.  The latter did ... ... did produce some of the best Syrah and Pinot Noir around the turn of the century (15-25 years back, in other words) but their stars as top flight producers have been eclipsed somewhat.  Blue Mountain is now run by the son who has altered the style of Daddy somewhat -... Read More

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  • No Jack, not damaged taste buds. There's a lot of bad PN around. It's ... same thing with many grapes, Syrah, Zin, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, but the only other one that people do it with is Nebbiolo in Piedmont.In Germany they take, or took, a different approach and out of one vineyard they'd do different vinifications from the same vineyard - one... Read More

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  • Dehesa del Carrizal Vino de Pago Syrah 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • No, the acidity is not added or encouraged - although I will pose this question ... to grace the table as fruit.Syrah, perhaps strangely, is the best, most steady grape for wine here in BC and also in WA - with the possible exception of some Merlot strains.  I speak here only of red varieties, and I have been retreating of late from my experime... Read More

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  • 19 Crimes 2018

    Snoothrank:

    Pours an intense dark purple/garnet color with good clarity upon the white light....perhaps some muted particulate is suspended, giving it almost a prune juice appearance. The aromas are of fresh black cherry, vanilla bean, cinnamon spice and hints of spearmint leaf....with underlying aromas of chocolate, fresh coffee grounds and soft peppercor... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


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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


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