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Syrah / Shiraz Wine

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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.

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  • Delas Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Delas Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Tensley Syrah BMT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Tensley Syrah BMT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
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  • Delas Hermitage Les Bessards (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Delas Hermitage Les Bessards (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Georges Vernay Cote-Rotie Maison Rouge (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Georges Vernay Cote-Rotie Maison Rouge (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Tensley Syrah OGT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Tensley Syrah OGT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah (1.5L Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah (1.5L Magnum) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache & Syrah (2 Magnum OWC set) 2011 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache & Syrah (2 Magnum OWC set) 2011
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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