It's <i>curieuse</i> indeed how Syrah can be made into such a wide array of styles. Grown in all corners of the world, from South Africa to Australia, it's a variety that can develop into wildly different wines. This French example hails from a cool growing region that imparts its trademark aromatics of olive and black pepper, followed by concentrated notes of blackberry, blood orange and smoked meat on the palate. Pair this gorgeous red with grilled lamb for a sublime experience.
Rhône Valley, France
The Zinfandel grape, made famous in California, is actually native to Croatia, where it's called Crljenak Kaštelanski.