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.
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Gold Medal- 2003 Orange County Wine Competition
Gold Medal- 2003 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Silver Medal - 2003 North of the Gate Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2003 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Grape Varietal: blend
Barrel Regimen: 24 months
Alcohol (by volume)
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.