Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Price: $52.99
Item No. 50886
  • WS89
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. Displaying rich, concentrated fruit, spicy oak, a velvety mouth feel, and a lasting finish, the 1998 Cyrus is a testament to estate grown Alexander Valley grapes and fine winemaking. This wine displays intense aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis and chocolate. Firm tannins and a long finish balance the full mouth feel.

THE WINE NEWS - April/May 2002
91 POINTS "Deep crimson-black hue. Brambly fruit gives way to powerful aromas of black pepper, pine, menthol and oak. Lush, soft fruit flavors of black currant and blackberry accented by chocolate and redwood notes. Long, pleasantly oaked finish."

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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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