Syrah, sirrah? Untangling a great grape by David Marglin In January, I predicted this would be the year that syrah takes its place as one of America's prominent red wines, alongside cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and merlot. Almost halfway through the year, that shows every sign of coming true -- stores are carrying, and selling, more syrahs. Click here for a rundown of wine tastings, dinners, and events. Syrah or shiraz? Australian and South African winemakers have been making syrah for generations -- only they've been calling it "shiraz.
Medium straw in color with a nose of melon and lime. Beautiful length on the back palate showing the linear acidity, leaving your mouth with a gossamer finish. Southern Rhone and Gigondas, right next door to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This is one of the best-known, most consistent Gigondas you can find, with bold and savory reds, well-maintained by the The Faraud Family, who picks their grapes from older year-old vines and ferments each type in massive oak foudres hectoliters.
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