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Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 2012Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 2012
14879$49.99
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Producer: Alexander Valley Vineyards

WA 93 WE 90


The 2012 Cyrus has dark purple color and intense earthy aromas of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, and cherry along with toasty oak and vanilla. This is a silky wine with flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, dark fruits and chocolate covered cherries. This 2012 vintage boasts smooth texture, excellent balance and a long structured finish.

Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec.

Reviews:

"A blend of predominately Cabernet Sauvignon (76%) and Merlot (12%) with some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2012 Cyrus has a deep garnet color and slowly evolving nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and cedar box with hints of underbrush, pencil lead, cloves and charcoal, plus a waft of bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate delivers tons of muscular fruit with a firm frame of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long with plenty of berry preserves, herb and earth layers." -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon with 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Bright and mellow on the palate, it shows black raspberry, cola and brown sugar flavors offset by earthy undertones. The oak is integrated and supportive." -Rated 90, Wine Enthusiast