Kingston Family Lucero Syrah 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Chile, South America

Price: $19.99
Item No. 130432
  • W&S91
  • WS90
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS90
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 Lucero will benefit from some air. Its aromas and flavors are concentrated, but slow to reveal themselves. Subtler, and not quite as wild and wooly as some previous vintages of Kingston syrah. Less electric guitar and more acoustic. Wet rocks, black (but not super ripe) fruits, and a hint of grilled meat. Classy.

Critical Acclaim

"A voluptuous version of a cool-climate syrah, this ripened to sweet flavors of blackberries and raspberries. The fruit is layered over a soft, unctuous texture."
91 Points

"Ripe yet cut, offering a more classical profile of olive paste, pepper and game notes to the pure boysenberry, black currant and plum skin fruit character that sports a mineral edge on the finish."
90 Points

"Inky ruby. Smoky dark berries, black pepper and licorice on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. Plush and expansive, with slow-building spiciness adding back-end lift. Closes with smooth, even tannins, a touch of bitter chocolate and very good peppery persistence. Show a distinctly Old World character that I find quite interesting."
90 Points

Learn About Kingston Family

The Kingston Family first came to Chile in the early 1900's. Carl John Kingston, the patriarch and pioneer, came to Chile looking for copper (good idea) and gold (crazy idea). Gramps Kingston was an American originally from Central Mine, Michigan, which exists only as a ghost town today in Michigan's upper peninsula. The Kingstons settled in Casablanca in the 1920's. One of...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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