Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir – no tricks, all treat!

It is always a treat when you discover a good wine at a reasonable price.  It is even better when it is super delicious and around 10 bucks!  We first discovered Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir while out with our friends Gaby & Steve at the Wine Vault & Bistro in San Diego.  It has now become one of our most shared bottles.  And yes, it is another screw cap wine!


As with most California pinots, this one is a delicate, fruiter wine, with not a lot of earthy tones. It has aromas of red fruit with a hint of spice.  Upon tasting, flavors of pomegranate develop, finishing with a little splash of vanilla.  The diverse characteristics make it enjoyable with a wide variety of foods. This is a great wine to select when dining out with a group as it pairs well with lean beef, chicken, pork or fish.  

It’s getting harder to find good value pinot noir.  Fortunately, this 100% pinot is fairly available. You can find it at BevMo and Specs. Or, check out the where to buy feature on their website to locate a distributor near you.



Posted on October 31, 2011 and filed under Under $20, Wine Discoveries.