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.

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  • I have never tried Syrah. Could someone tell me what it is like? Thanks

    Comment by 557447ngshults1 557447 ngshults1

  • Vin de Savoie Mondeuse Adrien Vacher 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine for 5 euros on my last visit to Calais.The Savoie ... ... beleive it is related to syrah. I started my bottle last night with my chicken stew.There is some blackberry and blackcurrant style fruit with soft tanins although there is not a lot in the way of structure or body. However it was pleasant,easy drinking and ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • I've had their Furgeson Syrah before and thought that for the price it was a fair QPR price.  Wine was good. Read More

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  • You only lost if you sold ;)The Penfolds dinner had a capacity of ten people ... ... lately! OT's syrah event was great.  There were two winemakers (I think) present and 50 syrah. Attending were about 15 people.  It was served in flights of three, and they just kept coming and coming.  It was almost ALL Sonoma product (slightly biased!) and I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...

  • You are quite right; I neither lost nor gained as the virtual reality was not ... ... Rangers based largely on Syrah) and, sometimes, the Cali white (mostly over-extracted, blossom-infused Chardonnay... an acquired taste, but still highly worthy, I grant you).  They come by this naturally - with so much good wine to choose from grown within th... Read More

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  • When I went down to Out There's syrah event back in 2013? 14?  I brought a Le Vieux Pin Equinox 2009, I gave OT a 2009 Poplar Grove Legacy and Greg, Richard Foxall and I had a 2008 Herder Josephine.  I know Greg has respect for BC wine.  We should pressure him to come up here.  In fact, an Okanagan winery tour would be great!!!  Funny Zuf, that ... Read More

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  • Jacob's Creek Sparkling Shiraz NV


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • I like the Daou wines from PR and I also think the use of syrah that is done is good..  I like Bon Niche, Linne Calodo, ,Peachy Canyon has really done well lately and Saxum is tough to beat. Read More

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  • Tablas is definitely up there and their Grenache is a very good iteration of ... blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Tempranillo. He has another based on Monstant, with a bit more Grenache, and while not CdR, they can hold their own against any. Really nice stuff.The acidity of Priorat wines is what makes them stand up favorably against a n... Read More

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  • Good man. Chuckle. These arrived today and yesterday.L - The Michele Chiarlo ... - the 2017 Sonoma Hillsides SyrahR - The Tenuta di Nozzle Chianti Classico Reserva 2015 (Hint - buy it)L - The Enrique Mendoza Les Quebrada Monastrell 2014R - The Numanthisa Toro (One of my favorites) 20 Read More

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  • Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages "Saint Mapalis" 2016


    The 2016 edition of the Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu (Saint-Mapalis) is an excellent bargain for those buying for everyday drinking with some quality to spare: the nose is redolent of sweet cherry - perhaps a little raspberry poking through, with a smooth entry perfect for meats and stews, with good grip and light tannin. Finish has a slight puc... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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

    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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