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Cycles Gladiator

Cycles Gladiator
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13

Cycles Gladiator
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Straw color. Aroma of brown sugar with a light body and a short grapefruit, prairie grass, and lime zest finish. An everyday affordable Sauvignon Blanc for uncomplicated days.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: brown sugar
Taste Flavor: grapefruit, prairie grass, and lime zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An everyday affordable Sauvignon Blanc for uncomplicated days.

The Producer

Wine Hooligans LLC

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

Their Portfolio

92 Broadside 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $14.99.
90 Broadside 2018 Margarita Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $23.99.
89 Broadside 2018 Margarita Vineyard, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.99.
90 Broadside 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
89 Broadside 2018 Printers Alley Red Blend, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Broadside 2019 Single Vineyard Margarita Vineyard, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
94 Broadside 2019 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $24.00.
91 Broadside 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
BR Broadside 2020 Chardonnay, Central Coast 14.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Cycles Gladiator 2017 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Cycles Gladiator 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Cycles Gladiator 2018 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $12.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Merlot, California 15% (USA) $12.00.
87 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cycles Gladiator 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
91 Portlandia 2018 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 14% (USA) $19.99.
91 Portlandia 2019 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
BR Portlandia 2019 Oregon Rosé, Willamette Valley 13% (USA) $16.99. - Bronze Medal
90 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
BR Portlandia 2020 Rosé, Willamette Valley 13% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Portlandia 2019 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
86 Portlandia 2019 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $21.00.
86 Portlandia 2019 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $21.00.
92 Portlandia 2019 Big Believer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
92 Portlandia 2019 Big Believer Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
85 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
85 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
93 Portlandia 2021 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Shortbread 2019 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Shortbread 2020 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
91 Stephen Vincent 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
88 Stephen Vincent 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
89 Stephen Vincent 2018 Chardonnay, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Stephen Vincent 2018 Crimson Red Blend, Zinfandel, North Coast 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Stephen Vincent 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $23.00.
91 Stephen Vincent 2019 Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
88 Stephen Vincent 2019 Chardonnay, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
89 Stephen Vincent 2020 Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $15.00.

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.