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2009 Alexander Valley Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "Cyrus"

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2009 Cyrus

Winery: Alexander Valley Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cyrus"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvigno, 26% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot & 3% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 1,600

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 1, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored red blend opens with a blueberry bouquet with a hint of black raspberry and new leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is a black cherry with notes of cedar and hints of black plum. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate dusty tannins linger for quite some time. I would pair this terrific red blend with braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Winemaker Kevin Hall selects the most distinctive lots of our estate Bordeaux grapes for CYRUS. The 2009 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with exceptional concentration & lush texture; Merlot with concentration & structure; Cabernet Franc with finesse & depth; Petit Verdot for vivid color & richness and Malbec for deep color & depth. The completed blend was then barrel aged for an additional 12 months in 100% French oak, allowing the components to meld and giving the wine seamless texture and rich complexity.

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