Red, Syrah/Shiraz, WINE

Apply
Apply
Apply
Buy Syrah wines for the lowest prices at Woodland Hills Wine Co.

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world. DNA profiling in 1999 found Syrah to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse blanche, and it should not be confused with Petite Sirah, a synonym for Durif, a cross of Syrah with Peloursin dating from 1880. Syrah is used as a varietal and is also blended. Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape at 142,600 hectares (352,000 acres). It can be found throughout the globe from France to New World wine regions such as Chile, South Africa, the Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, California, Washington and in several Australian wine regions such as Barossa, Coonawarra, Hunter Valley, Margaret River and McLaren Vale.

As always, the style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown, as well as the hand of the winemaker in the cellar, and these styles are primarily expressed in terms of traditional, Old World vs. modern, New World. The grape's ancestral home is the northern Rhône Valley, where the moderate climate produces medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and flavors of blackberry, mint and black pepper. The epitome of quality and expression is undoubtedly the minerally, violet-perfumed profile produced on the Hermitage hill, but the warmer Côte Rôtie produces a thrillingly masculine, gamey version which typically displays denser, deeper black fruit, as well as smoke, wild game, and tobacco notes. The northern Rhône AOCs of Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, and Cornas all produce admirable, if not as profound, versions, each with their own mark of regional identity and terroir. This traditional style of Syrah is also regarded as the most age-worthy with wines often required up to 20 years of cellar time to reach their fullest potential.

The modern, New World style of Syrah is unquestionably Australian Shiraz, as the grape is known Down Under. Some of the oldest Syrah vines in the world are planted in Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. These hot climates produce big, boldly spicy wines with ripe black fruit character and underlying notes of chocolate and espresso. These wines are also notably higher in alcohol content and have softer tannins than their Old World counterparts, a result of both climate and harvesting practices in the vineyard. Syrah in the United States generally follows the New World blueprint, with some subtle distinctions based on origin. Wines from California's warmer climates, such as Paso Robles and Napa, exhibit very similar profiles to Australian Shiraz, while cooler climates in Santa Barbara turn out more balanced wines with restrained fruit, enhanced spice profile, and elegant but full textures. Syrah wines from Washington State, especially the Walla Walla Valley AVA, are known for their prediliction towards an Old World profile, while still maintaining a bit of the modern fruit expression. These wines can often exhibit the meaty, earthy character of the northern Rhône along with an herbacious side sometimes found in cooler climates of Australia, like Hunter or Clare Valleys.

Showing 57 products

Sort by:
100 points Robert Parker: The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions and the quality of the fruit is admirable. He thinks… ...
RP 100
WS 98
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Ogier Cote-Rotie La Belle Helene Cote Rozier 2010  (#324201)

Syrah/Shiraz from Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

100 points Robert Parker: The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions…

1.5L Magnum | In stock, 1 available
91-93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): (aged in 50% new oak for 18 months): Youthful purple. Spicy blackberry and blueberry on the nose, complicated by a lively floral note. Dense, sappy and sharply focused, offering spicy dark berry flavors with hints of espresso and bitter chocolate. Finishes with… ...
V 91-93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Cuilleron/Yves Cote-Rotie La Madiniere 2014  (#329956)

Syrah/Shiraz from Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

91-93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): (aged in 50% new oak for 18 months): Youthful purple. Spicy blackberry and blueberry on the nose, complicated by a lively floral note. Dense, sappy and sharply focused, offering spicy dark berry flavors with hints…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 3 available
95 points Jeb Dunnuck: While the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs get most of the love from this terrific estate, don’t miss their Syrahs! The 2016 Syrah Wild Mountainside is a power-packed, deep, rich, concentrated beauty that offers sensational, northern Rhône-like notes of blackberries, white pepper,… ...
JD 95
WS 94
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

DuMol Syrah Russian River Valley Wild Mountainside 2016  (#333251)

Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: While the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs get most of the love from this terrific estate, don’t miss their Syrahs! The 2016 Syrah Wild Mountainside is a power-packed, deep, rich, concentrated beauty that offers sensational,…

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 6 available
PRE-ARRIVAL
94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): I loved the 2014 Angeli, and this is up with the finest vintages of this cuvee to date. Made from 100% Syrah that saw plenty of stems in the fermentation, this full-bodied, elegant and gorgeously polished beauty offers tons of black raspberry, cassis, licorice,… ...
WA 94
CG 94
WE 94
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Stolpman Syrah Ballard Canyon Angeli 2014  (#333598)

Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Central Coast, California

94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): I loved the 2014 Angeli, and this is up with the finest vintages of this cuvee to date. Made from 100% Syrah that saw plenty of stems in the fermentation, this full-bodied, elegant and gorgeously polished beauty…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 6 available
WA 94
CG 94
WE 94
NEW ITEM
93 points Wine Spectator: Intense, with a racy graphite edge driving the core of crushed plum and cherry fruit along. Dried anise, fruitcake and black tea notes run along the edges, adding range and texture. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases made. (7/25/18) ...
WS 93
V 92
JS 92
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Chave/J.L. Selection St-Joseph Offerus 2015  (#332520)

Syrah/Shiraz from St.-Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

93 points Wine Spectator: Intense, with a racy graphite edge driving the core of crushed plum and cherry fruit along. Dried anise, fruitcake and black tea notes run along the edges, adding range and texture. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases made. …

750ml Bottle | In stock, 2 available
$29.95
$36.00
Save $6.05 (17%)36.00
Save $6.05 (17%)
90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Syrah Tous les Jours sports a medium to deep garnet-purple color and leaps from the glass with vibrant raspberry coulis, black cherry and red currant notes with touches of baking spices and roses. The medium to full-bodied palate fills the… ...
WA 90
AG 88-90
CGV 89
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Andrew Murray Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Tous les Jours 2016  (#333594)

Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California

90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Syrah Tous les Jours sports a medium to deep garnet-purple color and leaps from the glass with vibrant raspberry coulis, black cherry and red currant notes with touches of baking spices and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
WA 90
AG 88-90
CGV 89
$14.95
$25.00
Save $10.05 (40%)25.00
Save $10.05 (40%)
92 points Robert Parker: The 1994 Command Shiraz is possesses slightly high alcohol (14.5%). It possesses massive fruit extraction, tons of new American oak, low acidity, and layers of chewy, glycerin-imbued, concentrated fruit. It should drink well for another decade. I suspect This wine will… ...
RP 92
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Elderton Shiraz Barossa Command 1994  (#310777)

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

92 points Robert Parker: The 1994 Command Shiraz is possesses slightly high alcohol (14.5%). It possesses massive fruit extraction, tons of new American oak, low acidity, and layers of chewy, glycerin-imbued, concentrated fruit. It should drink well…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
94 points Wine Spectator: Offers a big, brambly core of bitter plum, boysenberry and blackberry coulis flavors, accented by lively lavender, bay and pepper notes. Olive and iron details echo through the finish. Shows fleshy fruit for depth and riveting acidity for cut. Best from 2018 through 2029.… ...
WS 94
WA 93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Durand/Eric & Joel Cornas Confidence 2014  (#330055)

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

94 points Wine Spectator: Offers a big, brambly core of bitter plum, boysenberry and blackberry coulis flavors, accented by lively lavender, bay and pepper notes. Olive and iron details echo through the finish. Shows fleshy fruit for depth and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 6 available
$51.95
$65.00
Save $13.05 (20%)65.00
Save $13.05 (20%)
90 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 IGP Vin De Pays Fleurs De Mai is a pretty, elegant Syrah that was vinified all in stainless steel and aged in larger oak tanks. Flowers, black cherries, and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky, elegant Syrah that’s ideal for drinking over the coming… ...
JD 90
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Vernay Syrah VdP des Collines Rhodaniennes Fleurs de Mai 2016  (#331683)

Syrah/Shiraz from Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

90 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 IGP Vin De Pays Fleurs De Mai is a pretty, elegant Syrah that was vinified all in stainless steel and aged in larger oak tanks. Flowers, black cherries, and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Inky purple. An expansive, impressively complex bouquet evokes cherry compote, dark berry liqueur, incense, olive paste and candied flowers, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds steadily in the background. Shows outstanding depth as well as energy to the… ...
V 95
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Denner The Dirt Worshipper Central Coast 2016  (#333264)

Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California

95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Inky purple. An expansive, impressively complex bouquet evokes cherry compote, dark berry liqueur, incense, olive paste and candied flowers, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds steadily in the background.…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 3 available
95 points Wine Spectator: This dense red delivers cream-tinged layers of blackberry coulis, cassis and plum sauce backed by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Compact now, with fine spice, smoke and licorice notes gracing the long finish. Syrah. Best from 2014 through 2020. 250 cases… ...
WS 95
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Montes Folly Syrah Colchagua Valley Apalta Vineyard 2010  (#702018)

Syrah/Shiraz from Colchagua Valley, Central Valley, Chile

95 points Wine Spectator: This dense red delivers cream-tinged layers of blackberry coulis, cassis and plum sauce backed by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Compact now, with fine spice, smoke and licorice notes gracing the long finish.…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 9 available
$79.95
$90.00
Save $10.05 (11%)90.00
Save $10.05 (11%)
91 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): The full-bodied 2016 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is a blend of fruit from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Upper Adelaide and Wrattonbully. It's a warm-climate, rich, plush Shiraz, with a velvety mouthfeel and lingering savory notes on the finish. Drink:… ...
WA 91
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Penfolds Shiraz South Australia Bin 28 Kalimna 2016  (#702133)

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

91 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): The full-bodied 2016 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is a blend of fruit from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Upper Adelaide and Wrattonbully. It's a warm-climate, rich, plush Shiraz, with a velvety mouthfeel…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
Powered by Site Search powered by SLI Systems