Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$15.00
$13.50

SKU 757725312658

750ml

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This is a dark and brooding wine. Aromas of blackberry jam, cedar, with a hit of cardamom. Plum entry that opens up into a mouthful of black cherry Jolly Ranchers and other dark fruits. Tannins start gracefully enough and become dusty and pronounced towards the finish. There's a considerable amount of lush, sweet fruits in the midpalate that carries well into the finish thanks to a thread of acidity. This is a classic steak wine. It has the depth of flavors to bring out the best in a ribeye while cutting through the fat. I'd also try pairing with polish sausages and a hearty pasta dish slathered in a tomato-based sauce.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Brand Cycles Gladiator
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
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Wine EnthusiastRed cherry, ripe cranberry, blackberry and a rocky minerality show on the nose of this once popular twist-top, bicycle-sporting wine that's back on the market. The palate is very fruit forward with very ripe blackberry and red cherry fruit, enough grip to catch attention and a cigar box complexity.

Matt Kettmann, August 1, 2016