Syrah Wines

Syrah Wines

Syrah Wines

Taking but a cursory glance at a Syrah grape cluster reveals the cosmically deep hue of its wines. As a grape varietal, Syrah is grown in many places across the globe, as a core component of many exceptional and compelling red wines. While it’s primarily associated with France (where it’s masterfully used in regions such as the Rhône Valley), Syrah sees a healthy representation in California, Washington, Chile, New Zealand, and quite a few locations in Australia.

Because the grape is nurtured across so many regions, there are often many subtle differences between Syrah wines that tell of their terroir. A Syrah that was grown in the northern part of the Rhône valley may produce a medium or full-bodied wine, with higher levels of tannin and a flavor laced with lush blackberry, sharp black pepper and refreshing, courageous mint. On the other hand, Syrah wines originating from certain regions in Australia (where the climate is considerably hotter) are consistently jammier and full-bodied, with less overwhelming tannin representation. A sampling of one of these can reveal an undercutting of leathery flavor and some delightful licorice.

In most cases, Syrah wines age incredibly well, owing to their higher acidity and often high tannin. This makes them an excellent addition to a collection if you can find some great vintage bottles – perhaps a bottle of Astralis Vineyard Syrah or a Brookman Vineyard Syrah? There are many viable choices, thanks to how well the wines age. The nuances and character they develop over time can leave you astounded, as you discover new flavor notes and textures with each sampling.
Set Descending Direction

26 items

Page
per page
  1. 2001 d'arenberg the dead arm shiraz Australia Red
    2001 D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz
    98
    RP
    Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of m..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $96.99
  2. 2001 sine qua non midnight oil California Red
    2001 Sine Qua Non Midnight Oil
    97
    JD
    The 2001 Sine Qua Non Midnight Oil boast a big, almost exotic nose of both red and black fruit, spiced meat, smoke and violet aromas that is simply stunning and seems slightly old ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $585.00
  3. 2004 d'arenberg the dead arm shiraz Australia Red
    2004 D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz
    95+
    RP
    The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $169.00
  4. 2006 cayuse syrah cailloux vineyard Washington Red
    2006 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
    98
    RP
    The deepest colored of the lineup, as well as the most powerful and concentrated, the 2006 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is Hermitage-like with its dark, meaty core of fruit, iodine, cho..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $165.00
  5. 2008 tua rita syrah Super Tuscan/IGT
    2008 Tua Rita Syrah
    97
    RP
    The 2008 Syrah is a big, expressive wine loaded with varietal character. Iron, minerals, bacon fat and blackberries are just some of the nuances that blossom in this striking wine...." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $400.00
  6. 2009 Le Macchiole Scrio
    2009 Le Macchiole Scrio
    97
    WE
    Bold and complex, this Syrah opens with intense, superrich notes of chocolate fudge, maraschino cherry, tobacco, sweet spice and rum cake. Smooth, elegant and persistent, this amaz..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $265.00
  7. 2009 martinelli syrah lolita ranch California Red
    2009 Martinelli Syrah Lolita Ranch
    93
    RP
    Medium to deep garnet-purple in color and a little closed at this stage, the 2009 Syrah Lolita Ranch opens out to crushed black cherries, warm blackberries and forest floor with to..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $54.95
  8. 2011 cayuse syrah en cerise Washington Red
    2011 Cayuse Syrah en Cerise
    98
    WE
    The immediate impression is of savory umami aromas pierced with pine needle and sage highlights. Red and black licorice, along with sweet cured meats, bring complexity to fruit fla..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $135.00
  9. 2011 le macchiole scrio Italy (Other)
    2011 Le Macchiole Scrio
    96
    RP
    The 2011 Scrio (100% Syrah) is the vintage darling. The wine boasts abundant varietal character with black fruit and Morello cherry in center stage. Asian spice and barbecue smoke ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $175.00
  10. 2011 tua rita syrah Super Tuscan/IGT
    2011 Tua Rita Syrah
    97
    RP
    The 2011 Syrah is an outstanding wine that evokes the elegance of the Rhone Valley with that of the Rhone Ranger in California. But it also shows a true Tuscan heart with warm clim..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $190.00
  11. 2012 cayuse syrah en cerise Washington Red
    2012 Cayuse Syrah en Cerise
    97
    RP
    Always coming from a small 2.5-acre block inside the En Cerise vineyard, the 2012 Syrah en Cerise is a fabulously complex, seamless and elegant Syrah that exhibits notes of dried c..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $169.00
  12. 2012 cayuse syrah en chamberlin vineyard Washington Red
    2012 Cayuse Syrah en Chamberlin Vineyard
    96
    RP
    The dark ruby, opaque 2012 Syrah en Chamberlin Vineyard is a classic example of this vineyard. Gamy, complex and nuanced, with lots of olive tapenade, ground herbs, charcoal and wo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $155.00
  13. 2012 tua rita syrah Super Tuscan/IGT
    2012 Tua Rita Syrah
    97
    VM
    Layers of inky, black fruit, grilled herbs, smoke, menthol and melted road tar are all layered together in the 2012 Syrah. Deep, fleshy and explosive in the glass, the Syrah is end..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $215.00
  14. 2013 cayuse syrah en cerise Washington Red
    2013 Cayuse Syrah en Cerise
    95+
    RP
    Brought up in a scant 15% new puncheons, the 2013 Syrah en Cerise is a beautifully layered, elegant, yet focused and concentrated Syrah that really needs 2-3 years of bottle age to..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $135.00
  15. 2013 cayuse syrah en chamberlin vineyard Washington Red
    2013 Cayuse Syrah en Chamberlin Vineyard
    96
    RP
    A wine that continued to change and develop in the glass was the 2013 Syrah en Chamberlin Vineyard, which is the smallest production cuvee of the 2013 single vineyard releases (the..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $145.00
  16. 2016 colgin ix syrah California Red
    2016 Colgin IX Syrah
    100
    JD
    Lastly, the 2016 Syrah IX Estate reminds me of the otherworldly 2010 and is as profound as Syrah gets. Tasting like Guigal’s Côte Rôtie La Mouline (maybe on stero..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $349.00
  17. 2016 k vintners syrah milbrandt Washington Red
    2016 K Vintners Syrah Milbrandt
    93
    JD
    From a site on the Wahluke Slope, the 2016 Syrah Milbrandt reveals a ruby/plum color as well as evolved, Graves-like aromas of tobacco, earth, iron, and asphalt, with plenty of ear..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $28.95
  18. 2017 best's great western thomson family shiraz Australia Red
    2017 Best's Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $149.00
  19. 2017 cayuse syrah armada vineyard Washington Red
    2017 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard
    97+
    JD
    The Armada Vineyard Syrah always reminds me of the Horsepower releases, as it’s a more masculine, earthy style of Syrah. Deep plum/purple-colored with an incredible bouquet o..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $165.00
  20. 2017 colgin ix syrah California Red
    2017 Colgin IX Syrah
    99
    JD
    Lastly, and all destemmed aged 18 months in roughly 70% new French oak, the 2017 Syrah IX Estate needs to be tasted to be believed. It’s hard to understand how this incredibl..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $359.00
  21. 2017 gramercy cellars lower east syrah Washington Red
    2017 Gramercy Cellars Lower East Syrah
    94
    W&S
    This is from Greg Harrington's tier of wines meant to broaden the winery's regional reach to the Columbia Valley. The blend comes from Les Collines, Forgotten Hills and Holy Roller..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $21.99
  22. 2017 penfolds shiraz bin 798 rwt Australia Red
    2017 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 798 RWT
    96
    DEC
    A deep, dark, brooding ruby in colour, this RWT 2017 (from 'Red Winemaking Trial' originally developed in 1995) displays an intense yet subtly peppery and tarry fragrance with an a..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $279.00
  23. 2017 tua rita syrah Super Tuscans/IGT
    2017 Tua Rita Syrah
    98
    JS
    Wonderful aromas of blueberries, black olives, dried meat, and dried flowers. Iodine and peppercorn. Full body, firm and chewy tannins, yet always polished and refined. Shows a com..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $149.00
  24. 2018 colgin ix syrah California Red
    2018 Colgin IX Syrah
    100
    JD
    The 2018 Syrah from this estate is another majestic example of the variety and actually reminds me of the 2010. Gorgeous blackberry and blue fruits, notes of bacon fat, bouquet gar..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $379.00
  25. 2018 levo under the gun syrah California Red
    2018 LEVO Under the Gun Syrah
    96
    JD
    The Syrah-dominated release from this estate, the 2018 Under the Gun Syrah checks in as 88% Syrah and 12% Petite Sirah aged in 50% new French oak. Dense purple-colored, with a bloc..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $49.00
Set Descending Direction

26 items

Page
per page