Syrah

noun

Sy·​rah sē-ˈrä How to pronounce Syrah (audio)
1
: a grape whose skin has a dark blue to bluish-black color that was originally grown in the northern valley of the Rhone and is now widely grown elsewhere (as in California and Australia)
also : a vine producing Syrah grapes
2
: a red wine made from Syrah grapes

Examples of Syrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amos also won Double Gold for his Las Positas Albarino, Tempranillo Rosado, Cabernet Franc, Monastrell, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Laura Ness, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Runners Up: Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip (limited) Burrata Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper English Farmhouse Cheddar with Caramelized Onions Best Produce Bananas The ever-classic banana was the winner of the best produce category this year. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2024 Runners Up: Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip (2nd), Burrata (3rd), Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper (4th), English Farmhouse Cheddar with Caramelized Onions (5th). Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Valdemar Family also produces Syrah, which could wind up being one of the varieties that gets Washington discovered by a wider range of wine lovers. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 7 Jan. 2024 Or opt for one of their reds like the GSM, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre that’s great at barbecues, but is versatile enough for a posh dessert gathering. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 27 Sep. 2023 Most of these grape types are French, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Bordeaux, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Burgundy, and Syrah from the Rhone Valley; there are others, but these have been the driving forces of the wine industry in the Golden State. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Red blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Also gaining popularity are the region’s sparkling wines and late-ripening reds like Grenache, Syrah and Tempranillo. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

French syrah, syrac

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Syrah was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Syrah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Syrah. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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