Red, Syrah/Shiraz, WINE

Apply
Apply
Apply
Buy Syrah wines for the lowest prices at Woodland Hills Wine Co.

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world. DNA profiling in 1999 found Syrah to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse blanche, and it should not be confused with Petite Sirah, a synonym for Durif, a cross of Syrah with Peloursin dating from 1880. Syrah is used as a varietal and is also blended. Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape at 142,600 hectares (352,000 acres). It can be found throughout the globe from France to New World wine regions such as Chile, South Africa, the Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, California, Washington and in several Australian wine regions such as Barossa, Coonawarra, Hunter Valley, Margaret River and McLaren Vale.

As always, the style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown, as well as the hand of the winemaker in the cellar, and these styles are primarily expressed in terms of traditional, Old World vs. modern, New World. The grape's ancestral home is the northern Rhône Valley, where the moderate climate produces medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and flavors of blackberry, mint and black pepper. The epitome of quality and expression is undoubtedly the minerally, violet-perfumed profile produced on the Hermitage hill, but the warmer Côte Rôtie produces a thrillingly masculine, gamey version which typically displays denser, deeper black fruit, as well as smoke, wild game, and tobacco notes. The northern Rhône AOCs of Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, and Cornas all produce admirable, if not as profound, versions, each with their own mark of regional identity and terroir. This traditional style of Syrah is also regarded as the most age-worthy with wines often required up to 20 years of cellar time to reach their fullest potential.

The modern, New World style of Syrah is unquestionably Australian Shiraz, as the grape is known Down Under. Some of the oldest Syrah vines in the world are planted in Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. These hot climates produce big, boldly spicy wines with ripe black fruit character and underlying notes of chocolate and espresso. These wines are also notably higher in alcohol content and have softer tannins than their Old World counterparts, a result of both climate and harvesting practices in the vineyard. Syrah in the United States generally follows the New World blueprint, with some subtle distinctions based on origin. Wines from California's warmer climates, such as Paso Robles and Napa, exhibit very similar profiles to Australian Shiraz, while cooler climates in Santa Barbara turn out more balanced wines with restrained fruit, enhanced spice profile, and elegant but full textures. Syrah wines from Washington State, especially the Walla Walla Valley AVA, are known for their prediliction towards an Old World profile, while still maintaining a bit of the modern fruit expression. These wines can often exhibit the meaty, earthy character of the northern Rhône along with an herbacious side sometimes found in cooler climates of Australia, like Hunter or Clare Valleys.

Showing 56 products

Sort by:
96 points Robert Parker: This fabulous, blockbuster has been totally unevolved since bottling, but at the Jaboulet tasting, it was beginning to reveal some of its formidable potential. A saturated opaque purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, minerals, and hot bricks/wood fire. Super-ripe and… ...
RP 96
WS 96
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1989  (#321991)

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

96 points Robert Parker: This fabulous, blockbuster has been totally unevolved since bottling, but at the Jaboulet tasting, it was beginning to reveal some of its formidable potential. A saturated opaque purple color is followed by aromas of cassis,…

1.5L Magnum | In stock, 3 available
93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Opaque ruby. Highly aromatic scents of ripe black and blue fruits, olive, Moroccan spices and candied violet. Lush, smooth and seamless on the palate, offering densely packed blackberry, cherry cola, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors complemented by subtle oak… ...
V 93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Faury/Lionel Saint-Joseph Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#332957)

Syrah/Shiraz from St.-Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Opaque ruby. Highly aromatic scents of ripe black and blue fruits, olive, Moroccan spices and candied violet. Lush, smooth and seamless on the palate, offering densely packed blackberry, cherry cola, licorice and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
92 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2017 Côtes du Rhône is a more serious wine, with medium to full-bodied richness, smoking good notes of black raspberries, green olives, violets, and pepper, good concentration, and a great finish. Want to get a small taste of Domaine Clape but can’t afford the Cornas? Buy… ...
JD 92
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Clape Cotes-du-Rhone 2017  (#333945)

Syrah/Shiraz from Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2017 Côtes du Rhône is a more serious wine, with medium to full-bodied richness, smoking good notes of black raspberries, green olives, violets, and pepper, good concentration, and a great finish. Want to get a small taste…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 3 available
100 points Robert Parker: The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions and the quality of the fruit is admirable. He thinks… ...
RP 100
WS 98
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Ogier Cote-Rotie La Belle Helene Cote Rozier 2010  (#324201)

Syrah/Shiraz from Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

100 points Robert Parker: The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions…

1.5L Magnum | In stock, 1 available
94 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Syrah Motor City Kitty... offers crazy notes of smoke tobacco, charcoal, ripe black cherries, currants, and pepper. With medium to full-bodied richness, a lively, pure, pretty style on the palate, and fine tannin, it should put on weight with 2-3 years of bottle age… ...
JD 94
WS 92
WE 92
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

K Vintners Syrah Washington Motor City Kitty 2015  (#332570)

Syrah/Shiraz from Washington

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Syrah Motor City Kitty... offers crazy notes of smoke tobacco, charcoal, ripe black cherries, currants, and pepper. With medium to full-bodied richness, a lively, pure, pretty style on the palate, and fine tannin, it…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
JD 94
WS 92
WE 92
98-99 points James Suckling: Many layers of aromas, complex and spicy with a fragrant array of dark brambly berries, dark plums, dark chocolate. Spices and peppers, as well as graphite-like stony notes. There’s a silky core to the palate with extreme power, all delivered so precisely that appear… ...
JS 98-99
JD 97
WA 93-97
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Clape Cornas 2016  (#333947)

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

98-99 points James Suckling: Many layers of aromas, complex and spicy with a fragrant array of dark brambly berries, dark plums, dark chocolate. Spices and peppers, as well as graphite-like stony notes. There’s a silky core to the palate with extreme…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
JS 98-99
JD 97
WA 93-97
94 points Wine Spectator: Offers a big, brambly core of bitter plum, boysenberry and blackberry coulis flavors, accented by lively lavender, bay and pepper notes. Olive and iron details echo through the finish. Shows fleshy fruit for depth and riveting acidity for cut. Best from 2018 through 2029.… ...
WS 94
WA 93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Durand/Eric & Joel Cornas Confidence 2014  (#330055)

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

94 points Wine Spectator: Offers a big, brambly core of bitter plum, boysenberry and blackberry coulis flavors, accented by lively lavender, bay and pepper notes. Olive and iron details echo through the finish. Shows fleshy fruit for depth and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 4 available
$51.95
$65.00
Save $13.05 (20%)65.00
Save $13.05 (20%)
91-93 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): Graillot's 2016 Crozes Hermitage (tasted from tank) will be bottled at the end of January. It's floral and stemmy, with dark berry fruit and some tea-like notes on the silky finish. This medium to full-bodied wine should be almost ready to drink upon… ...
WA 91-93
JD 91
WS 90
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Graillot/Alain Crozes-Hermitage 2016  (#333094)

Syrah/Shiraz from Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

91-93 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): Graillot's 2016 Crozes Hermitage (tasted from tank) will be bottled at the end of January. It's floral and stemmy, with dark berry fruit and some tea-like notes on the silky finish. This medium to full…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
WA 91-93
JD 91
WS 90
$31.95
$37.00
Save $5.05 (14%)37.00
Save $5.05 (14%)
90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Saturated ruby. Lively, spice-accented aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and tobacco. Dense, juicy and intensely flavored, with energetic red and blackberry qualities and licorice and floral pastille nuances. Firm tannins add shape to the gently… ...
IWC 90
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Chave/J.L. Selection Hermitage Farconnet 2008  (#329096)

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Saturated ruby. Lively, spice-accented aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and tobacco. Dense, juicy and intensely flavored, with energetic red and blackberry qualities and licorice and floral…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
100 points Jeb Dunnuck: A perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Méal offers straight-up otherworldly notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice, scorched earth and flowers. With a huge, unctuous profile on the palate, a stacked mid-palate, sweet, sweet tannin and awesome purity, it's as good… ...
JD 100
WA 99
WS 98
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Chapoutier Ermitage Rouge Le Meal 2015  (#331674)

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: A perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Méal offers straight-up otherworldly notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice, scorched earth and flowers. With a huge, unctuous profile on the palate, a stacked mid-palate,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 3 available
JD 100
WA 99
WS 98
$299.95
$380.00
Save $80.05 (21%)380.00
Save $80.05 (21%)
97 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2013 Syrah Reva sports an inky color as well as notes of crème de cassis, charred earth, licorice, wood smoke and just hints of the classic iodine and seaweed character that really defines this cuvee. Supple, seamless, silky and opulent, with sweet, sweet tannin and a… ...
JD 97
WA 95-97
WS 94
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Alban Syrah Edna Valley Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 2013  (#331186)

Syrah/Shiraz from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2013 Syrah Reva sports an inky color as well as notes of crème de cassis, charred earth, licorice, wood smoke and just hints of the classic iodine and seaweed character that really defines this cuvee. Supple, seamless,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
JD 97
WA 95-97
WS 94
90 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 IGP Vin De Pays Fleurs De Mai is a pretty, elegant Syrah that was vinified all in stainless steel and aged in larger oak tanks. Flowers, black cherries, and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky, elegant Syrah that’s ideal for drinking over the coming… ...
JD 90
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Vernay Syrah VdP des Collines Rhodaniennes Fleurs de Mai 2016  (#331683)

Syrah/Shiraz from Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

90 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 IGP Vin De Pays Fleurs De Mai is a pretty, elegant Syrah that was vinified all in stainless steel and aged in larger oak tanks. Flowers, black cherries, and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
Powered by Site Search powered by SLI Systems