After purchasing the historic Cyrus Alexander homestead, Harry and Maggie Wetzel strived to create a thriving agricultural lifestyle on the property. They raised their children along with their vines in Alexander Valley, providing inspiration and encouragement as they developed the estate together. Decades later, the fourth generation of their family is growing up amongst vineyards and next door to the working winery that is known around the world as ?AVV?. You could call it a family tradition. We?d be inclined to agree.
Overall concentration and wonderful flavors of cassis and berries best describes the Cyrus. Cyrus is composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Cabernet Franc 6% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Aromas of black cherry plum spice oak mint and vanilla fill the glass. There is good entry and balance with flavors of dark fruits such as black cherry, black plum, cassis cocoa eucalyptus, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of nutmeg.
This rich wine has big structure and a long finish. The intense concentration and great balance will allow this wine to age gracefully for 10-15 years.Cyrus is a limited production proprietary red wine named in honor of the pioneer Cyrus Alexander is AVV's benchmark honoring the past while signaling the future. Hank Wetzel explains "Cyrus is a statement our ultimate achievement. With this wine we express our history tradition and excellence." California.