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Cycles Gladiator

Cycles Gladiator
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Cycles Gladiator
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate granola and berry-date tart with a supple, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with accents of toffee, coconut milk, and nuts with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A pleasant, easy drinking red sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & New World
Aroma Aroma: chocolate granola and berry-date tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of toffee, coconut milk, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Cheeseburger , Taco Pizza, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant, easy drinking red sipper.

The Producer

Wine Hooligans LLC

The Producer
980 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 707-527-7355

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.