The 2009 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with exceptional concentration and lush texture; Merlot with concentration an structure; Cabernet Franc with finesse and depth; Petit Verdot for vivid color and richness and Malbec for deep color and depth. The completed blend was then barrel aged for an additional 12 months in 100% French oak, allowing the components to meld and giving the wine seamless texture and rich complexity.
Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec
"The 2009 Cyrus emerges from the glass with fresh, floral aromatics that give the wine an attractive sense of weightlessness for a wine made from Bordeaux varieties. Sweet raspberries, rose petals, spices and new leather flesh out as the wine opens up in the glass, all supported by silky, polished tannins that are rare in Alexander Valley reds. This tasty, polished wine should drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni