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Cliff Creek Cellars Syrah, Southern Oregon, USA

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Average Price $26 (USD)
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Grape Variety

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.

One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.


  • The Southern Oregon AVA (American Viticultural Area) is, not surprisingly, located in the southernmost part of Oregon, beginning near Eugene and extending 125 miles (200km) south to the Californian state border. Southern Oregon incorporates two smaller AVAs, the Rogue Valley and the Umpqua Valley. Many different grape varieties can be grown here, including the Pinot Noir that Oregon is noted for, along with Syrah, Riesling and ...more

  • Oregon – in the Pacific Northwest of the USA – is one of the world's youngest and most promising wine regions. The state first earned a place on the international wine map in the late 1960s and has secured its position steadily ever since. Although production volumes have remained relatively low-key, the reputation of Oregon wines has not. In the early 21st Century, Oregon is regarded as a world-...more

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