Join us as we share our tasting experience of 3 different examples of Syrah / Shiraz wine exploring the characteristic of what make a Syrah so yummy.  It's a great oppertunity to learn more about wine and explore your own palate finding wines that you like and don't like.

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, This wine originally was made in a city called Shiraz back in Persia when Cyrus the great was the king of persia. It is different from the Petite Sirah which is from the Durif variety of grape.  It originated in 1860s by French botanist François Durif who created a cross of Syrah pollen germinating a Peloursin plant.

The style and flavor profile of Syrah is influenced by the climate ranging from medium to full-bodied wines with softer tannin to high levels of tannins and notes of blackberry, mint jammier fruit and spice notes of licorice, anise, earthy leather and black pepper.  In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allow the wines produced to have favorable aging potential.  The Petite Sirah produces tannic wines with a spicy, plummy flavor.

ROSENBLUMSyrah Sonoma94
This open-throttle Syrah is extremely dark, rich and extracted, with loads of flavor, honing in on crushed black pepper, wild berry, blackberry and baking spices, all folding together on the finish.

SEQUELSyrah Columbia Valley 92
Focused, plush and generous, with pomegranate-accented dark berry and tobacco flavors, striking a nice balance of suppleness, rich flavors and expansion on the finish.

SEVEN SINNERS The Ransom Petite Sirah California
This wine has velvety textures upfront followed by deep rich flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry and spice, resulting in a long, deep and concentrated finish.