(2010 Vintage) 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
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/09. Grown on the clay and granite hills of lower Casablanca, in the coldest part of the valley, Lucero is spicy and herbal up front, then warmer in the minerally finish. Sharp acidity tones and extends the sweet cherry flavor. To drink over the next five years. Kingston Family Vyds.