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Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir
Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir
California

Style Light red New World Country USA (CA) Price $14
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Pinot Noir
Website www.cyclesgladiator.com

Overview This is a perfect Pinot Noir for non-Pinot drinkers. Plush and fruity, this wine has none of the earthiness or thinness that can make European Pinot Noir such a challenge to people who grew up with and still favor fruity New World wines. One blind taster called it simply “yummy,” and we’d have a hard time disagreeing.

Nose It’s mostly red fruit here, though there’s a slight vegetal aroma as well.

Mouth Round and easy to like, it’s wonderfully approachable.
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