Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2296 ratings
9.128 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Roy Goble

A taste of home in NOLA

A taste of home in NOLA

Jun 4th, 2022
Evan Banker

If I had a million dollars, I'd drink this every night!

If I had a million dollars, I'd drink this every night!

4 people found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2014
David Kline

Burnt candle wax notes improved to truffles! Go figure! Baked cherries black and bing, with tobacco sweetness, a touch of mint and rosemary, cedar, red currant, and a little grape bottle cap candy (in a good way). Cafe de leche with toffee, licorice and smoke. Really a charmer. This one evolved in the glass, showing so many interesting angles; muscled, but finesse through to the tangy, lip smacking, loitering finish.

Burnt candle wax notes improved to truffles! Go figure! Baked cherries black and bing, with tobacco sweetness, a touch of mint and rosemary, cedar, red currant, and a little grape bottle cap candy (in a good way). Cafe de leche with toffee, licorice and smoke. Really a charmer. This one evolved in the glass, showing so many interesting angles; muscled, but finesse through to the tangy, lip smacking, loitering finish.

3 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

Well we made it to the weekend, it is Friday night and we are in the midst of a pandemic. So, let's not dwell on that, we need to be positive and try and keep things as normal as possible. Tonight I have opened the 2013 Alexander Valley Vinyards Cyrus Cabenet Sauvignon Blend. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, herbaceousness, vanilla bean, hint of green bell pepper, black peppercorns and cigar box.

On the palate is also very expressive with black cherry, blackberry, black plum sauce, black licorice, green bell pepper, minerality and rich earth.

This wine is big bold full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + to high chewy mouth coating tannins that lead into a long black fruit finish. Please try and enjoy the weekend the best we can and stay safe. We will all make it through these trying times sooner than later. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Well we made it to the weekend, it is Friday night and we are in the midst of a pandemic. So, let's not dwell on that, we need to be positive and try and keep things as normal as possible. Tonight I have opened the 2013 Alexander Valley Vinyards Cyrus Cabenet Sauvignon Blend. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, herbaceousness, vanilla bean, hint of green bell pepper, black peppercorns and cigar box.

On the palate is also very expressive with black cherry, blackberry, black plum sauce, black licorice, green bell pepper, minerality and rich earth.

This wine is big bold full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + to high chewy mouth coating tannins that lead into a long black fruit finish. Please try and enjoy the weekend the best we can and stay safe. We will all make it through these trying times sooner than later. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

2 people found it helpfulMar 21st, 2020
Vanessa

Deep ruby hue. Prominent oak and fruit influences. Fruit is tart and yet candied. Creme de cassis, candied blackberry, freshly picked raspberry, tuber rose, delicate potpourri, cedar box, oak, vanilla, coconut, tobacco leaf, nutmeg, anise, and molasses notes. Consistent on the palate with velveteen tannins and a long finish. Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, Healdsburg, CA. ABV 14.3%. Vintage 2014.

Deep ruby hue. Prominent oak and fruit influences. Fruit is tart and yet candied. Creme de cassis, candied blackberry, freshly picked raspberry, tuber rose, delicate potpourri, cedar box, oak, vanilla, coconut, tobacco leaf, nutmeg, anise, and molasses notes. Consistent on the palate with velveteen tannins and a long finish. Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, Healdsburg, CA. ABV 14.3%. Vintage 2014.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2020
Aaron Means

Impeccable balance

Impeccable balance

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2018
Roy Goble

Very nice

Very nice

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2017
Amie Hendrickson

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Horizontal tasting seminar

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Horizontal tasting seminar

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2015
Ken Bernardo

With Max and his usual suspects.

With Max and his usual suspects.

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2012
Rafael Landestoy

Now this was yummy! Bordeaux blend, very elegant and if this were out of napa it would be double the price. Bravo AVV!

Now this was yummy! Bordeaux blend, very elegant and if this were out of napa it would be double the price. Bravo AVV!

Jun 9th, 2017