2017 Lucero Syrah

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SKU: KFSYL17

2017 was the opposite of 2016, as vintages go.  2016 was difficult, and the vines suffered (and the winemakers did too!)   In 2017, while there was a little suffering on account of the heat and drought, the winemaking was definitely easier, especially for the later ripening varieties. Syrah is usually the last thing we pick in the Kingston vineyard; it can struggle to ripen in cool years. Early, warm seasons almost always work to our advantage.

The warm weather shows in the Lucero. It’s a bit bolder and brawnier than the last couple of vintages. 


Read more in Byron's tasting notes ››

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Casablanca Valley
Alcohol %
14
Ratings
**(Around 9)** Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of doused campfire and cassis. In the mouth, blackberry bramble, black olive and snuffed match flavors have a nice salty savoriness to them. Hints of white pepper linger in the finish. Excellent acidity and the faintest of powdery tannins. -*Vinography* **(94 points)** -*Descorchados*
2017 Lucero Syrah