Full Review

Cycles Gladiator

Cycles Gladiator
2020 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13

Cycles Gladiator
2020 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, brandy soaked raisin, cherry cream, and pickling spices with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length finish manifesting notes of pickled red fruits, tomato, scorched hazelnut, and blueberry and peach yogurt with medium, chewy tannins. A red wine that starts tart on the nose and ripe on the palate giving you twists and turns as the wine is sipped.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: vanilla, brandy soaked raisin, cherry cream, and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pickled red fruits, tomato, scorched hazelnut, and blueberry and peach yogurt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A red wine that starts tart on the nose and ripe on the palate giving you twists and turns as the wine is sipped.

The Producer

Wine Hooligans LLC

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

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Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.