Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir 08 Cabernet Califonia 2008
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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One of the best inexpensive Pinot Noirs on the market, which is quite an achievement considering that most at this price are awful. The wine is dry and silky, with pleasant flavors of cola, cherries and spice.
Easy drinking, with spicy, earthy plum and black cherry fruit that firms on the finish.
This is the first Cycles Pinot Irsquo;ve had, and itrsquo;s solidly in line with their philosophy of value. It shows good cool climate character, with crisp acids and a silky texture framing cherry, black raspberry, cola and oaky spice flavors. This is a great everyday introduction to the seductive mysteries of Pinot Noir.
This is the first Cycles Pinot I've had, and it's solidly in line with their philosophy of value. It shows good cool climate character, with crisp acids and a silky texture framing cherry, black raspberry, cola and oaky spice flavors. This is a great everyday introduction to the seductive mysteries of Pinot Noir.
An extremely luxurious nose is filled with aromas of ripe tomato, sassafras and light notes of peppermint that tease the senses as each takes a turn at center stage. Meanwhile, a touch of sweet wood emerges as a hint of truffle glides just out of reach. Sweet and smooth, like velvet in the mouth, this wine is perfectly balanced. A long finish, combined with pleasurable notes of raspberry on the palate, make this wine perfect to drink with a wide range of foods, but complex enough to drink on its own. - Winery
This is pure Pinot Noir with signature ripe black cola and a hint of spiciness on the nose. Core flavors of cherry and plum along with silky notes of wild berries and vanilla fill the mouth while the soft, velvety tannins and balanced acidity keeps the wine suspended into the finish. This is a substantial wine that can stand up to a number of rich foods.