Alc. 14.0% by vol. A Syrah is a Syrah is a Syrah and also a Shiraz but not a Sirah (Petite type)! Syrah originated in the Rhone Valley in France and is now widely planted in other regions of France, Italy, Australia (known there as Shiraz) and California. Cline's California Syrah blends fruit from the cool climate region of Sonoma Coast and the warm growing area of Contra Costa County. The result is a wine of surprising complexity. the deep purple color explodes with fresh blueberry and black cherry jammy fruit spiced with cracked black pepper aromas. Try this up-over Syrah with all things grilled - salute!