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.
"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. "
My fovorite of all Alexander Valley Vineyards. Will not be disappointed in this wine
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!
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.
Great wine! Good price point! Smooth, light fruit - DRINK NOW vintage may not be as good for too much longer.
Aromas are lovely with raspberry on the nose, spicy, oaky strong tannins an all around lovely wine.
A little TOO strong for my taste. Very spicy..