category: shiraz / syrah
Syrah or Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Whether sold as Syrah or Shiraz, these wines enjoy great popularity. ~wikipedia
6eCalifornia » Santa Ynez Valley
Vinous 91 Brilliant violet color. Highly perfumed bouquet features black raspberry, Asian spices and violet, with subtle cracked pepper, olive and smoke notes emerging with air:
6bAustralia » McLaren Vale
Wine Spectator 92 "Shows good density to the bittersweet chocolate, hazelnut and blackberry pie flavors, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins that add richness to the complex blend of
6eAustralia » McLaren Vale
“This alluring and unashamedly bold Shiraz has hints of spiced plums, blackberry jam and cherry all at the fore and finishes with coffee cream, licorice
6bSpain » Castilla y Leon
Robert Parker 91 "The style of the Syrah is usually highish alcohol and lowish acidity, even in an unusual vintage like 2013. The 2013 Vallegarcía Syrah
6aSouth Africa » Western Cape
“A more fun style than your typical Shiraz, this fresh, fruity, semi-sweet wine displays aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy berries with dark chocolate undertones.
Washington » Columbia Valley
James Suckling 93 A very complex and fragrant syrah that derives, in part, from whole-cluster fermentation and there’s a core of ripe summer berries and red
6aAustralia » South Eastern Australia
“Fruity, friendly, and robust, this full-bodied red wine has lots of spice.” ~Winery Notes
44aCalifornia » Edna Valley
Wine Spectator 93 "Reveals pedigree, balancing an elegant structure with a distinctive personality. Blackberry and smoky meat aromas open to polished, complex flavors of dark plum,
6cAustralia » Barossa Valley
Wine & Spirits 91 The Ashmead family farms three shiraz parcels in Barossa, including their home vineyard in Nuriootpa, most of the vines dating to the
6dAustralia » McLaren Vale
"Deep dark red in color with a purple core, this wine offers lifted notes of red jellies, blueberry, lavender and gentle accents of pepper with
6eCalifornia » Sonoma Coast
Vinous Media 91 "The 2014 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is a bit more approachable and fruit-forward than I recall in the past. Sweet red cherry, plum and
6eAustralia » Barossa
James Halliday 94 “Hand-picked, open-fermented, wild yeast, 8 days on skins, basket-pressed to French barriques (some new), matured for 18 months. Deep crimson-purple; a full-bodied
“This wine reflects the up and coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines that make up the core of
Australia » Pyrenees
"Michel Chapoutier established Tournon in 2007 shortly after purchasing 50 hectares of property in the heart of the Victorian Pyrenees and Heathcote. He recognized that
103cAustralia » South Eastern Australia
"Palate: Ripe blackberry and plum with attractive mid-palate fruit sweetness. Medium bodied, with soft velvety tannins and subtle toasty oak."
6eAustralia » Victoria
James Suckling 94 "Very attractive white peppers and baking spices with a wealth of red-plum, mulberry and dark-raspberry aromas. The palate adds dark peach-like fruit to
California » Mokelumne River
"The 2015 Syrah exhibits aromas of ripe plum, cacao,and smoky oak with subtle earthy and floral notes. The palate is greeted with bright and vibrant
6cAustralia » South Australia
Luscious and exotic aromas of violet, blueberry and vanilla bean. A medium bodied palate that is framed by flavors of sweet Turkish delight and violets.
6aAustralia » South Australia
" A very broad nose of jam followed by a mouthful of fruit and berries that linger pleasantly through the long finish. If you like
6dCalifornia » Santa Barbara County
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2017 PS Syrah has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and opens with a nose of bacon fat, olive, blueberry coulis, cassis
Intense color, flavor and soft tannins from grape skins. Ripe berry fruits along with fig and raisin add to the complex cedar aromas. The palate
Australia » Clare Valley
Wine Spectator 91 "Perfumed red and black fruit flavors have a licorice edge, with toast and dark chocolate details and plush, toothsome tannins. Drink now through
Australia » McLaren Vale
Wine Spectator 94 "Exuberant, this bursts with clove, toasted coconut and dark chocolate flavors that are thick and velvety, complementing the kirsch notes at the core.
6bAustralia » South Australia
Wine & Spirits 91 "Stephen Black blends this from two vineyards owned by his partners in Small Gully, one in Barossa, the other on the Adelaide
6cCalifornia » Paso Robles
“Varietal aromas of black cherry, blueberry, anise and black tea are lifted by barrel aging on lees in a 60/40 blend of American and French
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