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1. A variety of grape originating in France that is used to make red wine.
2. A full-bodied red wine made from this grape.

[French syrah.]


1. (Brewing) a red grape grown in France and Australia, used, often in a blend, for making wine
2. (Brewing) any of various wines made from this grape
Australian name: Shiraz
[from Shiraz1, the city in Iran where the wine supposedly originated]
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In summary, Petite Sirah in its over 100 years of note in America has made some wonderful varietal wines; added density, color and spice to red wine blends--including many of the finest Syrahs and Rhone blends of today; and its tough skin made it a good shipping grape during prohibition--which left us the heritage of many old vine-yards today.
At the rate Syrah is being planted in California today it is destined to become the state's next major red grape in terms of quantity However, because of the sheer number of brand-new Syrahs on the market, the style and quality of the wines vary widely.
Seekers of rare wines can find 1999 Robert Biale syrah ($55), Maloy O'Neill wines from Paso Robles (syrahs, zinfandels, cabernets and blends) ranging from $20 to $37 per bottle, Carver Sutro petite syrah ($40) and even a Rheingau Kloster Eberbach 1999 sparkling riesling ($18).
These were the Syrahs that, in the early 1980s, inspired a whole group of maverick California winemakers.
Washington winemakers have been producing amazing Syrahs for some time, so we're gratified Wine Spectator honored Columbia Crest's," said Einberger.
At $45 a bottle, Havens Hudson Syrah Reserve is considered among the most reasonably priced of the classically-bred, high-end Syrahs that often garner up to $75 and $100.
com/flash FLASH DISCOUNTS FOR A SAMPLE OF SYRAHS OFFERED IN JULY Winery Discount Winery/Bramd Region State Varietal Vintage Retail Price 27% Vie Winery Santa CA Syrah 2010 545.
Herbal, cool-weather Syrahs are wonderful with long-braised beef spiced with cumin and coriander or ancho chiles, or grilled lamb laced with resiny herbs--like the Spiced Lamb Chops with Rosemary Crumbs shown at right (find the recipe at myrecipes.
So there you have it - six different syrahs and six different styles.
But it also has more unique hints of white pepper and bacon fat (which is more common in imported syrahs than in the Russian River variety).
On many evenings after a long day at work at our winery, I'd grab a bite with my friend and colleague, Doug Shafer, and we would order Syrahs.