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

  • The Ojai Vineyard Sans Soufre a Joute 2017


    50/50 Grenache/Syrah blend. No added sulfies. Quite dark plum color in the glass. A surprising almost smoky nose. I anticipated lots of fruit on the tongue, and, sure enough--blackberry and stone fruit A bit of spritz around the edges of the tongue--probably acid. Medium bodied and refreshing--probably justifies another shout ou to the ac... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • If you haven't had wines from Romania, you’re missing out. Big time!I ... ... Noir, Petit Verdot, and Syrah are the most common. For the whites, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Aligoté, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Riesling Italico - (or Italian Riesling - called Welschriesling in Germany), and Viognier. Rosé wines seem to be very popula... Read More

    From the article A Trip through the Wines of Romania

  • I'm getting back in the groove, here.It was too much fun meeting Darrin and ... I thought that Burrowing Owl Syrah was very good. And, thank you, very much, for lovely parting gift.  Sadly, it is very difficult for me to find BC wines here in SoCal.And, yes, we were able to walk back to the ship with time to spare.  I was, however, probably rig... Read More

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  • Zuf and EMark and Mrs Emark and myself had a nice little meet-up downtown ... ... a bottle of Burrowing Owl Syrah (2016).  It had some volatile stink that did blow off after 20-30 minutes.  It was decent and I hope The EMarks liked it.  We got some oysters and prawns and a big bowl of yam and regular fries.  It was really a nice visit and I ho... Read More

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  • Gaillard Pierre Seyssuel Asiaticus 2006


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    Wine review by gntop1

  • I sent a message to you DV.  The Painted Rock I drank about 10 days back ... There were also Painted Rock Syrah about the same age 2009 or 2010.  I don't remember if they had any Red Icon from older vintages - I think not, actually; I am looking for the 2015 and it cannot be found easily - at least, not around here.The 2006 Alliance  (BWL) is ... Read More

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  • Baker Lane Syrah. Why? Because it has a nose of bacon and I'm having pizza with smoked pork loin and figured it would be good. Pizza dough was a little too wet, but it tastes good. I used an ale yeast and let it rise for three days so while it was hard to handle it tasted OK. And the Syrah was great.Closed out with a PN rosé that kind of sucked.... Read More

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  • Myriad Petaluma Gap Sangiacomo Vineyard. Syrah 2016


    A pretty big, mouth-filling wine. Red fruit, some earthiness, some herbal hints. Moderate tannin. noticeable acid. I like this wine, I suspect that the other bottle that I have in storage will improve over the years. I'm not going to wait very many years, though. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Hey DV!I did go to Taste WA and thought of you while I was there. All the ... ... for Southern Rhone and Syrah. Long Shadows Pedestal (Merlot) was stellar. Col Solare was pouring a 2001 red blend. They always bring an older vintage to taste, which is cool.Andrew Will and Cadence both had excellent vineyard designate BDX style blends.Cooper ha... Read More

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  • Hey!The Syrah meetup with Out There was stellar.  I'm definitely up for an in person event on the West Coast.Cheers,Lucha 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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