2014 Syrah "Lucero" (Kingston Family Vineyards)
Kingston Family Vineyards, Syrah "Lucero", Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2014100% Syrah BLACKBERRY & DRIED BLUEBERRY, LEATHER & GUNPOWDER, PEPPERY Five generations ago, Michiganian miner, Carl Kingston ventured to South America in search of gold. He didn’t strike it rich, but appears to have found other treasures, settling north of Santiago in the (today, increasingly fashionable) countryside of Santiago. The family’s Pinot Noirs have earned a lofty reputation, but we’re most smitten with this Syrah, which shows a distinctively Northern Rhone-ish leathery richness and classic black fruit boldness. Serving Suggestion: Chilean-esque Salisbury steak w/ oregano, cumin, shallots, & pebre sauce. Black bean succotash w/ avocado & thyme.