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Bottle Price: $91.00
Bin: 572
Name: Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus
Vintage: 2010
Region: Alexander Valley AVA, California
Varietal: Red Blends
Producer: Alexander Valley Vineyards
Country: United States
Rating: 92 Points-Wine Enthusiast; 91 Points-Wine &Spirits

Tasting Notes: There is great structure along with concentrated fruit in the 2010 Cyrus. In the glass there is terrific color with expressive aromas of cassis, berry, plum, toasty oak and vanilla. This is a rich, complex wine with flavors of dark fruits, spice, oak, vanilla and cocoa powder. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to age it.
Galaxy Notes: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot , 18% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec Overall 2010 was a cool growing season with fewer heat spikes than prior vintages, diligent vineyard management was the key to great fruit development. <> Winemaker Kevin Hall selected 8 exceptional barrel aged lots for the final blend. The blended wine was barrel aged in French Oak for an additional 12 months allowing the components to meld into a seamless blend. CYRUS 2010 was bottle aged for 8 months for additional complexity prior to release. CYRUS is a celebration of our estate grown grapes, focused winemaking and the Alexander Valley. This wine is our tribute to the man, the region and the very best of the vintage.
Food Pairings: STEAKHOUSE SAMPLER PLATTER SIGNATURE COWBOY STEAK FRESH CUT DELMONICO ANGUS RESERVE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK FRESH CUT FILET MIGNON TOP SIRLOIN STEAK