Winemaker’s tasting note:
This wine immediately impresses with rich dark purple, garnet color. The aromas stand out with their nice intensity and wonderful complexity. Dark fruit and ripe raspberries are enhanced by hints of spice, cedar, caramel, and vanilla. Wonderful presence on the palate speaks of a top Alexander Valley Cabernet, which are known for a wonderful balance between well structured Cabernet body and grip, with tannins, more than enough for aging, but still restrained to allow for immediate consumption. This wine’s color and rich silky feel on the palate is enhanced by blending with 19% Malbec.
We are excited to release our first wine from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. This
appellation is known for producing some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in California.
Story behind the wine label:
Irus is a portmanteau (blending of two words) of its full name, Icarus Rising. It represents
passion and achievement, the fulfilment of desires and aspirations. As such, it depicts the image
of a phoenix ascending, capturing a moment of triumph.
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Harvest Date: Mid-September