2013 Lucero Syrah

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Lucero is named for a star-like marking on a horse's forehead, and inspired by the stars still glistening in the early morning sky when we pick syrah at Kingston. Our Lucero Syrah is less intense than its big brother Bayo Oscuro, and is a blend of different parcels within the greater Kingston vineyard.

Inky dark red, deeper in color than the CJs. Aromatically subtle until the usual notes of tapenade, blackberry and india ink start to emerge. Seamless on the palate, round and plush, but with a little acid kick on the finish that keeps it more light on its feet than you might expect from the aromas and the color.  Read more in Byron's tasting notes ››

Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Kingston Family Vineyards
13 months in French Oak Barrels
Alcohol %
Robert Parker
**(93 points)** A 100 Best Buys of 2016. A creamy red that shows the influence of the sea in its spiced red fruit flavors. It’s soft and friendly, with a distinctive meaty core that incites an appetite for barbecued brisket. - *Wine & Spirits* **(91 points)** Bright violet. Fresh, mineral- and smoke-tinged dark berry and floral pastille scents show very good clarity and pick up a hint of cracked pepper with air. Juicy, appealingly sweet and lithe on the palate, offering sappy blackberry, cherry compote and spicecake flavors and a salty touch of olive on the back half. In an elegant style, delivering strong closing thrust; smooth tannins make a late appearance. There's superb value here. -*Vinous* **(90 points)** The 2013 Lucero Syrah matured in cask for some 14 months. It has roasted aromas, cured meat, some black olives and tar -- quite Syrah, smoky and intense. The palate is medium-bodied and has good acidity; it is supple and juicy with fine tannins. A very pleasant, varietal Syrah. - *Robert Parker*
2013 Lucero Syrah