In the glass there is terrific color with expressive aromas of cassis, berry, plum, toasty oak and vanilla. This is a rich, complex wine with flavors of dark fruits, spice, oak, vanilla and cocoa powder. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to age it.
The tremendous amount of fruit flavors, including black cherry, plum and cassis are matched perfectly with a like amount of spicy oak. The velvety mouth-feel is similarly complemented by firm yet not unyeilding tannins.
Gold Medal- 2003 Orange County Wine CompetitionGold Medal- 2003 Tasters Guild International Wine JudgingSilver Medal - 2003 North of the Gate Wine CompetitionSilver Medal - 2003 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
Wine: CYRUS Vintage: 1999 Appellation: Alexander Valley Grape Varietal: blend Barrel Regimen: 24 months Bottling Information: Cases Produced 2500 Release Date 3/15/2003 Analysis: Alcohol (by volume) 14% pH 3.53 Acid 0.067 R.S. Winemakers Comments: Displaying rich concentrated fruit, spicy oak, a velvety mouth feel and a lasting finish, the 1999 CYRUS is a testament to estate grown Alexander Valley grapes.