Overall, concentration and wonderful flavors of cassis and berries best describes the 2007 CYRUS. Aromas of black cherry, plum, spice, oak, mint and vanilla fill the glass. There is good entry and balance with flavors of berry,
cocoa, mint, coffee and cedar. This rich wine has big structure and a long finish. The intense
concentration and great balance will allow this wine to age gracefully for 10-15 years.
Food Pairing: This big wine calls out for big food - lamb chops with red wine reduction, a dry
aged strip steak, pan seared duck breast or a cheese course featuring blue cheese & aged cheddar.
Cyrus Alexander was a 19th century adventurer, rancher, gold
miner, community leader and since 1995, the namesake of CYRUS,
our benchmark red wine that showcases the Alexander Valley.
Our estate winery is located on the original Alexander homestead;
to date only two families have owned the property, the Alexanders
and Wetzels. CYRUS is our tribute to this special land and the region
we call home.
|Gold Medal- 2003 Orange County Wine Competition
Gold Medal- 2003 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Silver Medal - 2003 North of the Gate Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2003 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
|Wine maker notes
|After blending, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak to meld the flavors.
Once bottled the wine was aged for an additional 14 months to develop
into a seamless blend.