2005 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus

Community Tasting Note


92 Points

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - This has been a very interesting bottle of wine. Let me first say that I am a huge fan of Cyrus. This bottle perplexed me a little having just drank a 2000 three weeks ago. The 2000 was seamless, fully integrated and showing beautifully. The 05 is clearly in its early 20's; old enough to drink, but not quite sure how to do it right. She showed signs of maturity, but she was all over the board with oak integration and acidity. The fruit held firm which gives me the promise of a solid future for my other four bottles. I will hold till 2015-17 and expect the deliciousness of past vintages at that age. Good effort to be sure!

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