Alexander Valley Vineyards
2010 Cyrus Red Blend
Red Blend •Alexander Valley
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Alexander the Red
Quickly, dear Operative, before we sell out… Today’s Alexander Valley Vineyards 2010 Cyrus Red is the sort of wine that sells out quickly.
The amount of tender care that today’s wine received is apparent on first sniff. Aromas leap from the glass, greeting with you with rich, dark and complex aromas comprised of dark fruit, earth and spice. On the palate, the wine is also dark and complex, but it possesses a lively acidity that makes it an excellent companion for most foods.
Here is what Steve Heimoff, former Wine Enthusiast Magazine writer, had to say about today’s wine:
“Cyrus is the winery’s highest expression of Cabernet. This 2010 shows the softness and slight herbaceousness of Alexander Valley, but it’s rich and delicious in blackberries, cherries, currants and sandalwood. Blended from all five classic Bordeaux varieties, it holds subtle complexity. - S.H. (7/1/2014)
You know what we say? Get some while you can!
Dark garnet with a deep, nearly opaque core.
Cherry tobacco melds with stewed fruit of blackberry, plum, blueberry and black cherry. Under these, intriguing hints of savory spice, dried meat and sweet oak.
Dark plum and blackberry compote, infused with black cherry, cassis, tobacco, dried fall leaves and a hint of spiced oak.
Ultra long, elegant and packed with long-lasting fruit flavors that gradually give way to spice and peppery oak.
This is a very food flexible wine, but we’re recommending that you go big and juicy. A thick cut prime rib or a Porterhouse would be divine. For a vegetarian option, try with a grilled portabello mushroom sandwich with your favorite fixings.
What the Winery Says
- Alexander Valley
- 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
- Release Date
- 7.2 g/L
- 12 months
- 100% French oak
- Bottle aging
- 8 months