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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.

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94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): This wine is almost too good to be true... 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache... reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well… ...
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Lafage Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes Bastide Miraflors V.V. 2015  (#331556)

Syrah/Shiraz from Cotes Catalanes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

[ 94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): This wine is almost too good to be true... 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache... reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile... 2017-2021. (Apr 2017) ] 94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): This wine is almost too good to be true... 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache... reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady…

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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… ...
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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 and the quality of the fruit is admirable. He thinks this may be the greatest bottle of wine he has ever made, and it s hard to disagree. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of pen ink, graphite, forest floor, licorice and abundant black and blue fruits. There is little evidence of new oak because of the extravagant richness and wealth of ripe fruit. The tannins, acidity, alcohol and wood are perfectly integrated into this exceptional wine. It will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years. (Dec 2012) ] 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…

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92 points Robert Parker: ...opaque/purple color, a big sweet kiss of graphite, white flowers, charcoal, and blueberry and blackberry fruit. That is enough to get just about anyone excited over this wine. The palate is full-bodied and opulent, but not the least heavy. It shows beautiful, sweet,… ...
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Enkidu Syrah Russian River Valley Odyssey 2013  (#333254)

Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 92 points Robert Parker: ...opaque/purple color, a big sweet kiss of graphite, white flowers, charcoal, and blueberry and blackberry fruit. That is enough to get just about anyone excited over this wine. The palate is full-bodied and opulent, but not the least heavy. It shows beautiful, sweet, velvety tannins and good acidity in a complex, impressive style. It is a shame they only made 170 cases, but this is another great Syrah from the Russian River. Drink it over the next decade. Drink: 2016-2026. (Mar 2016) ] 92 points Robert Parker: ...opaque/purple color, a big sweet kiss of graphite, white flowers, charcoal, and blueberry and blackberry fruit. That is enough to get just about anyone excited over this wine. The palate is full-bodied and opulent, but not…

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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Syrah Donna's is a solid step back from recent vintages, yet is still a fresh, elegant, complex Syrah that offers tons of blackcurrants, black raspberries, salted meats, olive brine and peppery goodness. Full-bodied, supple and beautifully balanced, drink it over the… ...
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Melville Syrah Sta. Rita Hills Donna's Vineyard 2015  (#331347)

Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California

[ 93 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Syrah Donna's is a solid step back from recent vintages, yet is still a fresh, elegant, complex Syrah that offers tons of blackcurrants, black raspberries, salted meats, olive brine and peppery goodness. Full-bodied, supple and beautifully balanced, drink it over the coming 7-8 years. (8/2/17) ] 93 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Syrah Donna's is a solid step back from recent vintages, yet is still a fresh, elegant, complex Syrah that offers tons of blackcurrants, black raspberries, salted meats, olive brine and peppery goodness. Full-bodied,…

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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… ...
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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, elegant Syrah that s ideal for drinking over the coming 3-5 years. Drink: 2018-2022. (1/24/18) ] 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,…

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100 points Jeb Dunnuck: One of the inkier, blacker colored wines in the lineup, the 2015 Syrah The Hidden is a profound Syrah and as good as it gets. Blackcurrants, smoked meats, graphite, and tapenade notes all emerge from this seriously badass, deep, rich, balanced beauty. Concentrated, thick, and… ...
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K Vintners Syrah Wahluke Slope Northridge Vineyard The Hidden 2015  (#333293)

Syrah/Shiraz from Wahluke Slope, Washington

[ 100 points Jeb Dunnuck: One of the inkier, blacker colored wines in the lineup, the 2015 Syrah The Hidden is a profound Syrah and as good as it gets. Blackcurrants, smoked meats, graphite, and tapenade notes all emerge from this seriously badass, deep, rich, balanced beauty. Concentrated, thick, and huge, yet with no weight on the palate, building tannin, and incredible elegance, it needs to be tasted to be believed. It s unquestionably one of the greatest Syrah from this team. Drink: 2020-2032. (4/5/18) ] 100 points Jeb Dunnuck: One of the inkier, blacker colored wines in the lineup, the 2015 Syrah The Hidden is a profound Syrah and as good as it gets. Blackcurrants, smoked meats, graphite, and tapenade notes all emerge from this seriously badass,…

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92 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): A 95/5% blend. While only just on the cusp between light to medium-bodied and medium-bodied, this wine has plenty to say. The bouquet has spice, leather and smoky dark fruit aroma, the juicy palate focused more on its very attractive juicy fruit flavours.… ...
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MWC (McPherson) Shiraz-Mourvedre Victoria 2015  (#701887)

Syrah/Shiraz from Goulburn Valley, Victoria, Australia

[ 92 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): A 95/5% blend. While only just on the cusp between light to medium-bodied and medium-bodied, this wine has plenty to say. The bouquet has spice, leather and smoky dark fruit aroma, the juicy palate focused more on its very attractive juicy fruit flavours. Drink By: 2025. Alcohol 14%. Date Tasted: 11 Sep 2016. (12/1/16) ] 92 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): A 95/5% blend. While only just on the cusp between light to medium-bodied and medium-bodied, this wine has plenty to say. The bouquet has spice, leather and smoky dark fruit aroma, the juicy palate focused…

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94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): ...Possessing lots of gamy, olive, peppery, lavender and salted meats, with a core of ripe plum and darker fruits, this beauty is full-bodied, supple, polished and utterly seamless, with no hard edges and a clean, focused finish that keeps you coming back to… ...
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Gramercy Syrah Columbia Valley 2013  (#328956)

Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington

[ 94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): ...Possessing lots of gamy, olive, peppery, lavender and salted meats, with a core of ripe plum and darker fruits, this beauty is full-bodied, supple, polished and utterly seamless, with no hard edges and a clean, focused finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. Buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming decade. (Jun 2016) ] 94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): ...Possessing lots of gamy, olive, peppery, lavender and salted meats, with a core of ripe plum and darker fruits, this beauty is full-bodied, supple, polished and utterly seamless, with no hard edges and a…

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95 points James Halliday: Released each year on 27 Feb, the birth date of Kim Longbottom's late husband, the wine always his favourite... It is full-bodied, but equally full of vitality, black fruits, red fruits, spice, oak and tannins all contributing to the long, very well balanced, palate. It is… ...
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Henry's Drive Shiraz Padthaway Magnus 2010  (#701999)

Syrah/Shiraz from Padthaway, South Australia, Australia

[ 95 points James Halliday: Released each year on 27 Feb, the birth date of Kim Longbottom's late husband, the wine always his favourite... It is full-bodied, but equally full of vitality, black fruits, red fruits, spice, oak and tannins all contributing to the long, very well balanced, palate. It is still very youthful, and will give pleasure for decades to come. I should add that it carries its alcohol with ease. Tasted: 25 Mar 2014. Alcohol 15%. Drink By: 2040. (7/26/14) ] 95 points James Halliday: Released each year on 27 Feb, the birth date of Kim Longbottom's late husband, the wine always his favourite... It is full-bodied, but equally full of vitality, black fruits, red fruits, spice, oak and tannins all…

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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.… ...
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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 riveting acidity for cut. Best from 2018 through 2029. 110 cases made. (10/15/16) ] 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…

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91 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: The approachable nose of this wine shows baked blackberry pie in vanilla crust, with touches of dried purple flowers. The palate is similarly crowd-pleasing, with dark berry and baking spice flavors given intriguing depth through hints of game and… ...
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Andrew Murray Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Tous les Jours 2015  (#330629)

Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California

[ 91 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: The approachable nose of this wine shows baked blackberry pie in vanilla crust, with touches of dried purple flowers. The palate is similarly crowd-pleasing, with dark berry and baking spice flavors given intriguing depth through hints of game and rosemary. Alcohol 14.5%. (Sep 2017) ] 91 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: The approachable nose of this wine shows baked blackberry pie in vanilla crust, with touches of dried purple flowers. The palate is similarly crowd-pleasing, with dark berry and baking spice flavors…

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92 points James Suckling: A cherry-flavored nose that also offers up aromas of blackberry pie, cedar and spices. Medium to full body, grainy tannins, lots of fresh blue and black fruit and a chewy finish. Drink in 2021. Screw cap. (8/14/18) ...
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D'Arenberg Shiraz McLaren Vale The Footbolt 2016  (#702140)

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

[ 92 points James Suckling: A cherry-flavored nose that also offers up aromas of blackberry pie, cedar and spices. Medium to full body, grainy tannins, lots of fresh blue and black fruit and a chewy finish. Drink in 2021. Screw cap. (8/14/18) ] 92 points James Suckling: A cherry-flavored nose that also offers up aromas of blackberry pie, cedar and spices. Medium to full body, grainy tannins, lots of fresh blue and black fruit and a chewy finish. Drink in 2021. Screw cap. (8/14/18)

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