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2007 Kingston Family Vineyards Syrah Lucero Casablanca Valley
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009

($18) Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet and black pepper, with a strong note of smoked meat. Sappy and sweet, with deep dark berry preserve flavors, supple texture and slow-building spiciness. The floral and pepper notes linger on the impressively long, juicy finish. This is a superb bargain that behaves like a California syrah costing at least twice as much.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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Great body and depth of flavor. And the price makes it a best buy
by Listro12426843
The wine was everything I would have expected from Byron Kosuge. I had the pleasure of meeting him and receiving a private tasting on my last trip to Napa. I loved the Kingston Family Shiraz then and was not disappointed by this vintage. I agree with the reviewer who wished that they had purchased more.
by Welch13428856
The fruit and floral notes are perfect, while the finish is long and lush. I wish I had bought more.

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About Chile

Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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