2012 CYRUS
Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon 76%, Merlot 12%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 2%

Alcohol:  14.3%

pH: 3.75

TA:  7.5 g/L

Size:  750ml

2012 CYRUS

Retail Price: $80.00

On release, we sold out of this vintage quickly - so we've raided the cellar for this special library selection. 

Only 80 bottles available, limit 2 bottles per customer.

2012 was a classic California growing season with ideal weather.  In the spring, our vines set a large crop and over the next few months we thinned clusters in many blocks more than once.  During the summer, we had an abundance of California coastal "sweater" weather, fog in the morning, and warm sunshine in the afternoon, often sending temperatures into the mid 90s and then quickly cooling off after sunset.

After harvest each lot was fermented and aged separately for 12 months, then blended to showcase the vintage and aged for an additional 12 months in French oak barrels to meld the flavors.  Additional bottle aging allowed the blend to become seamless.  The 2012 has dark purple color and intense earthy aromas of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, and cherry along with toasty oak and vanilla.  This is a silky wine with flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, dark fruits and chocolate covered cherries.  The 2012 CYRUS boasts smooth texture, excellent balance and a long structured finish.


2012:  93 points Wine Advocate
2012:  95 points, Gold Medal & Best of Class of RegionCalifornia State Fair
2012:  92 points & Gold Medal LA International Wine Competition
2012:  90 points Wine Enthusiast
2012:  Double Gold Medal Hilton Head Island
2012:  Gold Medal Sunset International Wine Competition
2012:  Gold Medal Sonoma Harvest Fair
2012:  Gold Medal Orange County (CA) Wine Competition
2012:  Gold Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition
2012:  Gold Medal Monterey Wine Festival
2012:  Gold Medal - San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition