see-RAH | Syrah wines are among the most intense and flavorful red wines, with a primary grape variety used to make the famous Rhone wines of Cote Rotie and Hermitage. It also forms the backbone of Chateauneuf du Pape. With its deep violet color, chewy texture, and rich flavors, Syrah boasts a range of tastes including blackberry, pepper, tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and violets. Syrah wines also have a full tannin structure that makes them perfect for aging. While traditionally used in blends in France, Syrah is often produced as a single varietal wine outside of France; it's often blended with other grapes, such as Grenache and Mourvèdre, to create a range of wine styles. Its full-bodied taste is complemented by steely yet elegant tannins, and Syrah wine can benefit from oak contact.