Red

2006 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
Drink between 2009 - 2010
CT80.8 16 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Clos Kitchen wrote: (76 points)

    January 31, 2013 - Well past the recommended window but still drinkable. A little high on acid but still a good cherry note. Not bad for a bottle thought to be lost.

  • m0nkmaster wrote: (82 points)

    December 27, 2009 - Light red colour but not as light as some pinots. Aromas of fruit with a bit of wood and a floral note; violets. Taste of sour red cherries, and strawberries with a rubbery note. Quite acidic with a fairly short finish.

  • jrhoads wrote: (85 points)

    October 31, 2009 - Opened and tried immediately. Very hot taste, bite on the back of the tongue. Color was very nice dark plum. Let sit whist making dinner. The flavor really came out with dinner. I prepared steak and it was an excellent accompaniment. Tried again with slightly salty cheese and really clean, fresh taste. Finished night..and bottle with Dark Chocolate. That pairing didn't work, the tannin really slammed back at you. I would drink this again but will switch out a different wine for dessert or just stop at the cheese.

  • ikkaariainen wrote: (84 points)

    March 31, 2009 - Pleasant little entry level CA central coast pinot noir enjoyed earlier tonight with Kim with dinner at a meeting of the county medical society. Fairly well balanced, relatively smooth, no sharp edges or off tones, almost scarlet purple, medium bodied and short aftertaste. Surprisingly bright nose of floral tones with underlying white pepper, primary flavors of dark fruit, black pepper and licorice. Reasonable QPR at this price point, can not really recommend this wine however.

  • tenorselbow wrote: (88 points)

    March 19, 2009 - Play-doh, nettles, ribena on the nose. Gorgeous transparent ruby red colour with black shadows. Full mouth of earth and boiled cherry with a wide range (high and low notes). Unbelievable value. Drops a bit in quality on the backend with a long finish of dried fruit and spent tea leaves.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cycles Gladiator
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (48%)
  • Consumed 55 (52%)

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