Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.013 ratings
9.32 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
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
Ryan Vento

This 2013 Cyrus (signed by none other than Hank Wetzel) is drinking remarkably well tonight. Voluptuous, fresh dark fruits & tantalizing aromatics full of spices, tobacco, leather, menthol, and espresso. Tannins are still sorting themselves out but I enjoy some grip to my BDX blends.

This 2013 Cyrus (signed by none other than Hank Wetzel) is drinking remarkably well tonight. Voluptuous, fresh dark fruits & tantalizing aromatics full of spices, tobacco, leather, menthol, and espresso. Tannins are still sorting themselves out but I enjoy some grip to my BDX blends.

Feb 6th, 2020
Erica Gamble

Plush.

Plush.

Sep 29th, 2019
Ae
6.1

Sonoma 2019, Coppola event. rough, tannic, almost sour flavor. (Vintage listed, might have been switched)

Sonoma 2019, Coppola event. rough, tannic, almost sour flavor. (Vintage listed, might have been switched)

Sep 7th, 2019
Ryan Vento

Burger night at some friends’ home πŸ”πŸ₯‚πŸ·
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This is a BDX blend that never seems to disappoint. Plum, blackberry, clove, and tobacco on the nose with nice acidity and a suave yet vibrant mouthfeel with loads of dark fruits, baking spices, and menthol on the palate.

Burger night at some friends’ home πŸ”πŸ₯‚πŸ·
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This is a BDX blend that never seems to disappoint. Plum, blackberry, clove, and tobacco on the nose with nice acidity and a suave yet vibrant mouthfeel with loads of dark fruits, baking spices, and menthol on the palate.

Apr 28th, 2019
Kim Stanbro

2013- opened up beautifully within a half hour without decanting. BYOB italian was a perfect compliment.

2013- opened up beautifully within a half hour without decanting. BYOB italian was a perfect compliment.

Oct 21st, 2018
Sean Smith

Classic Sonoma Zin.

Classic Sonoma Zin.

Sep 4th, 2016
Paul Hoffert

This has a lot going on once you open the bottle. Actually it is almost astringent fresh out of the bottle. I guess because there are so many parts in this wine you get so many aromas. Spice, red fruits, blue fruits, cassis. I mean there was a bunch going on here. The palate has cassis, bitter chocolate, dark cherries and some spice with a leathery overtone. This is a big complex wine. Should age I would think for a while. Overall. Pretty enjoyable. Would like to try with wild game.

This has a lot going on once you open the bottle. Actually it is almost astringent fresh out of the bottle. I guess because there are so many parts in this wine you get so many aromas. Spice, red fruits, blue fruits, cassis. I mean there was a bunch going on here. The palate has cassis, bitter chocolate, dark cherries and some spice with a leathery overtone. This is a big complex wine. Should age I would think for a while. Overall. Pretty enjoyable. Would like to try with wild game.

Feb 6th, 2019
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.2

Mandi had this 3 years ago

Mandi had this 3 years ago

Sep 8th, 2018
Greg Giere

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Aug 21st, 2019