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Syrah (Shiraz)

Syrah, also known as Shiraz (mostly in Australia) is one of the most important red wine grapes all over the world. It’s ancestral home is in the Rhone Valley of France, where it has been grown since before the Romans invaded Gaul. It has now spread to almost every wine growing country.

Wherever it is grown, Syrah makes a dark colored wine characterized by dark fruit flavors and scented with black pepper. It will generally be fairly high in alcohol, even higher in warmer climates. Depending on the climate in which it is grown, the acidity level will vary dramatically. In addition, cooler climates will generally produce more complexity – a whole range of secondary flavors from earthy to smoky. Warmer climates will tend to produce wines with richer fruit flavors, and are less likely to have the bacon flavors associated with many wines from the Northern Rhone.

The great wines of the Northern Rhone include Hermitage, Cornas and Cote Rotie, with more reasonable priced wines coming from Crozes Hermitage and St. Joseph, with a few from the Cotes du Rhone. Australia produces an incredible variety of Shiraz, with the best coming from areas such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, and from cooler areas such as Margaret River. California produces some fine Syrah, particularly from the cooler areas of Santa Barbara County. There are good examples (such as Montes Alpha) coming from Chile, Argentina and South Africa as well.


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This full-bodied wine offers a robust core of dark fruit, and savory white pepper notes that make it a superb food wine.Vintage 2010 - Wine Spectator, 89 Points
Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco ... more
Sku: 006267


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90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
88 Points Wine Spectator - An approachable, fruit-laden red boasting cherry, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors. Not complex, but tasty and moderately long. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now.The wine presents itself  more
Sku: 006153


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Like comfort food you can pour in a glass. Dark, chewy, and fruit filled. Easy drinking and well balanced. A cozy pleasure!2010: 89 Points - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator: "Smooth and velvety, with a fresh, lively feel to the ... more
Sku: 006350


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A compelling blend of California’s finest plantings of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, this wine surpasses all expectation for pure enjoyment and approachabilityRipe fruit, intense with flavors of boysenberries and ... more
Sku: 056332


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Cornas is the fabled 100-percent Syrah-based Rhône Valley wine with legions of fans—and stratospheric prices. This “baby” Cornas is a Côtes du Rhône made with 100 percent Syrah rather than the usual Côtes du Rhône blend and is made by a Cornas ... more
Sku: 041696


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Plum, spice, blackcurrant and mint aromas against a background of vanilla and coconut oak notes The generous flavors and contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindemans Bin 55 Shiraz Cabernet combines easily with food and most social occasions to ... more
Sku: 065543


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The generous flavours and contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz combines easily with food and most social occasions to deliver maximum enjoyment from the first glass to the last. Berry, liquorice and spice flavours Colour:  more
Sku: 024984


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A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat, Amalaya is an exquisite representaion of the unique weather and soil condiions in Argenina’s Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the naive Calchaqui people. The ... more
Sku: 055205


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A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat, Amalaya is an exquisite representaion of the unique weather and soil condiions in Argenina’s Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the naive Calchaqui people. The ... more
Sku: 067985


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The generous flavours and contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz combines easily with food and most social occasions to deliver maximum enjoyment from the first glass to the last. Berry, liquorice and spice flavours Colour:  more
Sku: 010027


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The dar, blackcurrant fruit of Cabernet combined with the spicy-sweet Shiraz creates roundness and mouth feel. The tannin structure of the oak complements to acid profile of the Shiraz.... more
Sku: 051046


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Half Bottle 2009: 90 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Vivid ruby. Complex aromas of red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet, with slow-building smokiness. Taut and focused on  more
Sku: 100147


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The 2010 La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits the rare combination of unbridled power and freshness, minerality and abundant aromatics. A well-made, delicious red, with blueberry, boysenberry, black raspberry fruit, some background wood smoke, and  more
Sku: P58355


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Mature fruit, deep shade, medium-full body. An exceptional wine with perfectly mature fruity tastes, deep shade, and a medium-full body. The wine, which is produced from the vineyards of the Barkan Winery in the Judea region is made from 100% Syrah  more
Sku: 032492


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