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Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon California 2008

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The deep-hued Cycles Gladiator 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and lush, with intense red and black fruit character. Aromas of wild berries, chocolate and clove precede mouth-filling flavors of raspberry, dark cherry, cigar box and anise. Well-balanced with smooth tannins and refreshing acidity, this wine is as enjoyable sipped on its own as it is with food. This wine pairs well with dishes sharing its bold, flavorful nature. Try it with lasagna with a rich meat sauce, or with grilled rib-eye steaks seasoned with olive oil, garlic and fresh rosemary. Strongly flavored cheeses, such as cheddar and Gorgonzola, also make delicious partners.

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Cycles Gladiator Wines:
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.

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Snooth User: cooperella
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3.50 5
11/20/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon California

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
11/16/2010

Cycles-Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon has lovely aromas of raspberry, mint, and mocha. Flavors of dark fruits layered on more dark fruits wrapped in a cloak of dusty tannins. Lush and mouthfilling from start to finish, there is enough acid to support the whole structure but doesn't finish sharp. The wine drops off at just the right place.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/18/2010

The deep-hued Cycles Gladiator 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and lush, with intense red and black fruit character. Aromas of wild berries, chocolate and clove precede mouth-filling flavors of raspberry, dark cherry, cigar box and anise. Well-balanced with smooth tannins and refreshing acidity, this wine is as enjoyable sipped on its own as it is with food. - Winery



The deep-hued Cycles Gladiator 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and lush, with intense red and black fruit character. Aromas of wild berries, chocolate and clove precede mouth-filling flavors of raspberry, dark cherry, cigar box and anise. Well-balanced with smooth tannins and refreshing acidity, this wine is as enjoyable sipped on its own as it is with food. This wine pairs well with dishes sharing its bold, flavorful nature. Try it with lasagna with a rich meat sauce, or with grilled rib-eye steaks seasoned with olive oil, garlic and fresh rosemary. Strongly flavored cheeses, such as cheddar and Gorgonzola, also make delicious partners.

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