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Cycles Gladiator - What's Your Favorite? BONUS TASTING: Rosé for the People!

March 17, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cycles Gladiator’s label is much more than provocative, it pays homage to a French bicycle company, named Gladiator, who launched the sale of their new bicycle with a poster of a woman symbolizing freedom, liberation and happiness. And you’ll definitely be happy drinking these five expressive and tasty Central Coast wines! Guaranteed “vineyard to table”, these beauties can stand on their own, or liberate your favorite Tuesday (and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…) night dinner. Which will be your favorite?

 

 

2015 Cycles Gladiator Chardonnay
California
Bold aromas of honeydew melon and green apples with a touch of sexy, toasted oak in the background. Extended sur-lies aging provided for a very rich and round texture throughout. Primary flavors include stone fruits, pineapple and mango. There is a very balanced core of acidity that keeps the flavors hanging. This particular vintage is seamless which makes it a super wine for sipping sans food.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $10.99 per bottle, $131.88 per case

2015 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir
California
Bright cherry cola aromatics with an almost rustic charm. There are also some notes of raspberries and pipe tobacco. The flavors are all red fruits. Cherries of course, but pomegranates, strawberries, cranberries, and rhubarb pie are also present. The sensation is warm and inviting like the smells that come wafting out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $10.99 per bottle, $131.88 per case

2014 Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon
California
This is a dark and brooding wine. Aromas of blackberry jam, cedar, with a hint 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 mid-palate that carries well into the finish thanks to a thread of acidity.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $10.99 per bottle, $131.88 per case

2015 Cycles Gladiator Petite Sirah
California
Blueberry, blueberry, and more blueberry on the nose with hints of cinnamon and cedar in the background. Lush and sweet with layers of black fruits that wrap around the tongue. Melting tannins that leave the impression of milk chocolate coat the mouth.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $10.99 per bottle, $131.88 per case

BONUS TASTING: ROSÉ FOR THE PEOPLE!

2017 Château du Donjon Rosé
Minervois, France
A Wine Enthusiast’s Editor’s Choice, Donjon’s classic, bone-dry rosé offers aromas of strawberry, cherry and plum, with a silky texture, and a long, piquant finish. The Wine Advocate says “should be snatched up by savvy consumers.”
Regular price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case

2017 Chateau de Lancyre Rosé
Pic Saint Loup, France
A big rosé! Raspberry and pear aromas on the nose, with distinctive spicy, minty garrigue notes. Big, bold and firm on the palate, ending with a long, clean finish. A rosé for year round drinking!
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France
An Editor's Choice in The Wine Enthusiast and one of Robert Parker's "go-to Provencal roses," the 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone is a perennial favorite! A blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Commanderie de la Bargemone more than lives up to what you'd expect from a region of this quality. Gloriously refreshing berry flavors make this deliciously quaffable, but its dazzling crispness makes a fine match for food, or simply as an aperitif.
Regular Price $18.99 per bottle, $227.88 per case
Sale Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case