Cycles Gladiator Belle Epoque Red 2008
This exquisite red table wine is a joyful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Deep purple-red in the glass, it exhibits aromas of black cherry, plum, cola and dried herbs. Flavors of blackberry and blueberry on the palate precede pleasant toasty notes, a hint of bittersweet chocolate and a long, satisfying finish. Delicious sipped on its own, Belle Epoque Red Table Wine is also a delightful companion for food. Try it with roasted figs stuffed with Stilton and wrapped in prosciutto, or beef tenderloin with red wine sauce and garlic mashed potatoes. For a vegetarian option, serve with porcini mushroom and baby spinach risotto. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 14% Merlot, 8% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
Cycles Gladiator symbolizes a celebration of the freedom and happiness that pervaded Europe in the late 19th century—an era known as the Belle Epoque. This era marked many notable inventions and improvements to daily life, not the least of which was the modern bicycle or Le Bicycle Velocipede.