Cycles Gladiator quick tasting

Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Pinot Grigio2009
Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Zinfandel Rose 2009
Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Pinot Nior2008
Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


Not have too much time for this tasting event, so just memo some notes. Probably not very correct, but I am sure the Pinot Noir is the best one. BTW, the Cycles Gladiator Chardonnay is not tasted in this event, I think it’s the best according my tasting experience, because the 11% viognier enriches the flavors.

Pinot Grigio 2009: pale straw. Medium- nose, appeals green apple, light honey and light muskmelon. A bit light body, easy to drink with medium acidity. The palate notes are quite similar to the nose. Length in palate is good.

Zinfandel Rose 2009: medium pink. Strawberry dominates the medium- nose and the light body. Also an easy to drink wine. I think good to pair with BBQ pork.

Pinot Noir 2008: Honestly, the best among these 4 wines. Black cherry and leather in the medium+ nose and palate. Tannin is smooth enough, but can be more velvet after more aging.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: Need more aging. The palate is a bit short, and the mouthfeel is a bit tannic as expected. Black berry, leather, and light green pepper.


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