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

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  • Yes, thanks for the tips.  I actually had dinner at the 6 Mile with some ... I can pick up the Jentsch Syrah? Read More

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  • Citadel Landing Cellars Syrah 2016


    This wine is from private stock produced in Langley BC Canada employing grapes ... wine, but with predominantly Syrah in the melange. Sweet plum and cola on the palate with a buttery, rich mouth feel. Finish is long and just slightly warm (15% alcohol). This is one of the best private bottling efforts I have tasted. Not available commercial... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Domaine la Roquette Chateaunef-du-Pape 2006


    I bought two bottles ofd this wine for £45 from the ... ... consists of 70% grenache,20%syrah and 10% mourverde from 45 year old vines and spent 8 months in oak barrels.It is a very old fashioned and heavy bottle.This particular cuvee has now been discontinued.I started the bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Too bad I will be having some dental surgery at that time.  NZ wineries are certainly on the agenda, and I might have joined just such an expedition had other events not unceremoniously intervened.  But teeth are a bit more important just now.  Enjoy your trip.Z. Read More

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  • El Soleado Tributo Seleccion Familia Syrah Ledana Manchuela 2016


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • I definitely plan to post some pictures during the trip on my wine forum, and I will build a web page that covers the whole trip like I did with our July 2019 cruise from Venice to Athens.  I shall try to remember to post that new web page here on Snooth too.   Read More

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  • HELL of a dive DV!!! What a find! Have a great time Al! Read More

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  • Good to see you Al.Be sure to post some photos and tasting notes here when you come back! Read More

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  • We'll be cruising around New Zealand this coming February and we have a ... a ... I shall look for a Syrah while there.  We will also visit Villa Maria (Remember the virtual tasting earlier this year?) and the West Brook wineries on 05 Feb 2020.  This should be a lovely trip as we have not yet toured New Zealan Read More

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  • I'm searching to purchase bottles of Rosemount Sharaz 1998, wher can I find it? Thank you. Joe

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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

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