CYRUS is our limited production, handcrafted, proprietary red wine from the Wetzel Family Estate. Composed of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and 1% Petite Verdot, this 1996 vintage wine is an exemplary follow-up to the much heralded premier vintage 1995. Displaying rich, concentrated fruit, spicy oak, velvety mouthfeel, and a lasting finish, the 1996 CYRUS is a testament to estate grown Alexander Valley grapes and fine winemaking. Just 30 barrels from a total selection of over 2,100 were chosen for this wine. It was aged eighteen months in barrel and an additional 33 months in the bottle before release on Cyrus Alexanders birthday, March 15, 2000.