CYRUS Six Vintage Vertical 2012 - 2017

Retail Price: $600.00

Six vintages of CYRUS in a wood collectors box:  2012 - 2017. 

In 1995 founder Hank Wetzel created a Cabernet based blend that was a tribute to Cyrus Alexander and the very special place that AVV calls home.  We celebrate the history, tradition and excellence of Alexander Valley Vineyards with six vintages of CYRUS packed in a wood collectors box.

Winemaker Kevin Hall selects the most distinctive lots of our estate grown Bordeaux varietals for CYRUS: Cabernet Sauvignon with exceptional concentration, purity & lush texture; Cabernet Franc with finesse & depth; Merlot for concentration & structure; Petit Verdot for vivid color & richness and Malbec for deep color & depth.

The case includes 1 bottle each of six different vintages of CYRUS packed in a wood collectors case. You can compare and contrast the six vintages with this highly allocated case. 

This is a very limited offering. 

 

2017:  Lush, expressive

Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 21%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Malbec 3%, Petit Verdot 2%

  98 points & Five Stars - Beverage Dynamics / Cheers
  92 points - James Suckling
  Five Stars - Cheers
  Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2016:  Silky, balanced

Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 19%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Malbec 3%, Petit Verdot 2%

  96 points & Double Gold Medal - Los Angeles Invitational Wine Challenge
  93 points & Gold Medal - Beverage Testing Institute
  90 points - Decanter World Wine Awards
  Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  Double Gold Medal & Best in Show Red - Hilton Head Island International Wine Competition
  Double Gold Medal - North of the Gate Wine Competition


2015: Complex, structured

Cabernet Sauvignon 51%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 2%

  94 points - London Wine Competition
  93 points - Decanter World Wine Awards
  92 points - Beverage Testing Institute
  91 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine


2014: Rich, elegant

Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Malbec 2%, Petit Verdot 1%

  98 points - Beverage Dynamics/Cheers
  97 points - Decanter World Wine Awards
  91 points - Wine Advocate
  91 points - Sunset International Wine Competition
  91 points - California State Fair
  Grand Champion - Rodeo Uncorked Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

2013: Concentrated, bold

Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Merlot 7%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Malbec 5%, Petit Verdot 4%

  93 points - Wine Advocate 90 points - Wine Enthusiast
  90 points - San Francisco International Wine Competition
  90 points - Sommelier Challenge
  Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  88 points - Wine Spectator
 

2012: Plush

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

  93 points - Wine Advocate
  95 points, Gold Medal & Best of Class of Region - California State Fair
  92 points & Gold Medal - LA International Wine Competition
  90 points - Wine Enthusiast Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition