List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Syrah / Shiraz Wine

Learn about Syrah — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah, also known as Shiraz, accounts for a good deal of some of the most intense, powerful and age-worthy reds in the world. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah still achieves some of its maximum potential here, especially from Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie.

Syrah and Shiraz wine also plays an important component in the canonical Southern Rhône blends based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely Australia, California and increasingly, with praise, from Washington.

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” winemakers throughout the world have adopted this synonym for Syrah when they have produced a plush and fruit forward wine made in the Australian style.

Tasting Notes for Syrah / Shiraz

Syrah/Shiraz is a dry, red wine that typically shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice and even bacon, smoke or black olive. In Australia, where it goes under the name Shiraz, it produces deep, dark, intense and often, jammy reds. While Northern Rhône examples are typically less fruity and more earthy, California appears increasingly capable of either style.

Perfect Food Pairings for Syrah / Shiraz

Flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb, grilled meats, spareribs and hard, aged cheeses are perfect with Syrah. Blue cheeses are perfect with a dense and fruit-driven Australian Shiraz.

Sommelier Secrets for Syrah / Shiraz

Syrah once played a role as a blending partner to the austere Cabernet in Bordeaux as it added some body and texture. Now, Australians are fond of tempering their fruit-forward Shiraz by blending with Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds depth and structure.

Filter by
7 Items
7 Items
  • Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2001 Front Label
    Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
    • RP93
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    110
    59 99
    Save $50.01 (45%)
  • Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2001  Front Label
    Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
    • W&S95
    • WS94
    • RP92
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.97
    Try the
    129 97
    129 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2001  Front Label
    Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
    • RP96
    • W&S95
    • WS95
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $149.97
    Try the 2016 Vintage 239 99
    149 97
    149 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Penfolds Grange 2001 Front Label
    Penfolds Grange 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
    • RP98
    • W&S96
    • WS93
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $449.97
    Try the
    449 97
    449 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2001 Front Label
    Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
    • WS92
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $52.99
    Try the
    52 99
    52 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2001  Front Label
    Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
    • WS96
    • RP96
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $109.97
    Try the
    109 97
    109 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2001 Front Label
    Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
    • W&S92
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the 2013 Vintage 119 99
    79 99
    79 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: FREE Shipping on $49+. Code BFSHIP

FREE Shipping on $49+. Code BFSHIP

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 11/29/2020. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $49 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...