"Sear-ah" (aka Shiraz)
Syrah (a.k.a. Shiraz) is a full-bodied red wine that’s heavily planted in the Rhône Valley in France and Australia. The wines have intense fruit flavors and middleweight tannins. Syrah is commonly blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to create the red Rhône blend. The wine often has an aggressively meaty (beef broth, jerky) quality.
Blueberry, plum, tobacco, meat, black pepper, violet
Full-bodied Red Wine
lamb, beef, smoked meats; Mediterranean, French, and American firm cheeses like white cheddar, and hard cheeses like Manchego
(Argentina) More black-fruited, often with more aggressive oak usage, less meaty, but with more coffee and chocolate flavors
(United States) This grape has no genetic relation to Syrah, but has even more aggressive tannin, acid, and fuller body
Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre)
More broad texture, with similar meaty notes, but more of a mixture of red and black fruits
(South Africa) Similar in terms of body, with even more intense, smokey notes.