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These are wines that can live for decades, but are usually consumed very young, and mostly orally, in honor of the Pope.
Syrah goes by the name of Shiraz in Australia and South Africa. An apocryphal story goes that the grape originated near the Persian city of Shiraz and that's how its alternative name came about. I find this explanation rather Iranic. Actually, no one knows how Syrah came to be known as Shiraz, though I believe that Shiraz is Syrah's rap name. Fershizzle.
There is a society of Petite Sirah lovers called "P.S. I Love You" but both of them refuse to appear in public because their teeth, all six of them, have turned the color of a Whitney Houston bruise.
And just as a PS, don't even think of stealing this material, loyal fans have documented dates and times, well some of us are more occupied with trying to find a date and others... hell, any old time will do.
The HoseMaster's Honest Guide to Grapes Volume 4
You can find links to Volumes 1-3 in the left margin of the website,
WARNING: If you have a sense of humor you are about to enter a force that I can only equate to that of what science describes as a black hole. Also, if you consider yourself a "serious" wine writer/blogger/100 point scale fan, just go purchase another bottle of Screaming Turkey and a can of Spam.
Enjoy the trip.
Link to previous thread on Classic Sarcastic Wine Descriptors