Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 10542
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

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Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead. The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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Winemaker's Notes Overall, concentration and wonderful flavors of cassis and berries best describes the 2007 CYRUS. Aromas of black cherry, ...
Winemaker's Notes Cyrus is our limited production, handcrafted, proprietary red wine from the Wetzel Family Estate. Displaying rich, concentrated fruit, ...
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