Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

$60.00 $29.97
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Item No. 112877
  • red wine
  • WE92
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.0%

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:
  • 1995
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Understanding exactly what qualities will be delivered from each vineyard is a key component to making great wine and a significant reason why CYRUS wins praise from critics year after year. For this latest release of our proprietary Bordeaux blend, Winemaker Kevin Hall selected fruit from seven different vineyards he determined were particularly exceptional in 2006. But deciding which vineyards lots are the best was only the first step. Kevin also had to determine which Bordeaux varietals would best compliment the Cabernet Sauvignon that is the focal point for CYRUS and in what quantities. For the 2006, he blended in a sizeable amount of Cabernet Franc along with some Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Finally the wine was aged for a year in French and American oak. blended and then aged an additional year in French oak barrels.

The 2006 is a complex wine offering up flavors of blackberry and rich mocha.

Critical Acclaim

"Always an interesting wine, and one that's made to drink with food. Dry and balanced, it shows flavors of blackberries, herbs and oak, with a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Made from all five of the traditional Bordeaux varieties, it should evolve over the next 6–8 years. "
92 Points

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Rating:
(4/20/2012)
My fovorite of all Alexander Valley Vineyards. Will not be disappointed in this wine
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CathynSF - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/22/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Mellow. Feel good wine. From it's smooth start to its lingering finish it is a very well balance wine. I am buying several bottles now before they run out!
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Rating:
(3/22/2012)
This is a smooth and easy to drink wine! The price makes it a steal. Very smooth and, like i said - easy to drink. With food or by itself.
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Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/22/2012)
Great wine! Good price point! Smooth, light fruit - DRINK NOW vintage may not be as good for too much longer.
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nikkileth - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/22/2012)
Aromas are lovely with raspberry on the nose, spicy, oaky strong tannins an all around lovely wine.
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SLynne - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/22/2012)
A little TOO strong for my taste. Very spicy..
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Learn About Alexander Valley Vineyards Map ItMap It

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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