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The 2004 ‘Alexandria’s Cuvée’ Syrah is the first release from Spotted Owl Vineyards, and was named in celebration of Mikhail and Jill’s daughter, Alexandria. Crafted in very limited amounts from their own Mt. Veeder estate vineyard, Alexandria’s Cuvée is only produced in special vintages when the fruit and barrel selections are of the quality and style desired. Wine Spectator rates this inaugural vintage 93 Points and calls it Sensational. The 2004 Alexandria’s Cuvée is seductive and full-bodied, exhibiting a beautiful deep dark color with cascading aromas of ripe black cherry, currant, sage, spice, earth, vanilla and floral overtones that follow through to the palate in this amazingly complex and layered wine. The lush entry melts into an ultra rich core of dark fruit with the mid palate displaying blackberry, sage, mocha and a hint of vanilla that persist into the extraordinarily long finish. This sensual wine pairs wonderfully with lamb and pork roast or a delicious filet mignon. [+]