Red

2008 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

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  • > Central Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Lil_rufus wrote: (88 points)

    October 9, 2012 - I was surprising pleased by this bottle. A very nice pinot for the price. Wish I had bought a few more.

  • Bluth wrote: (88 points)

    August 11, 2012 - Surprisingly good at its price, beats most bourgogne regional that I've had. Already peaked, supposed not to be aged any more.

  • Oriontreet wrote: (83 points)

    August 29, 2011 - Light in color in the glass. The nose for me has a berry and (quite pleasant) bacon/beef fat odor like a real Burgundy - the similarity ends there. Nice sweet berries on the palate, quick finish with a slight sharpness at the back end. Not at all bad for the price.

  • AngelicWines wrote: (84 points)

    March 30, 2011 - Wow. this is the first sub-$20 Pinot Noir I've had and thought was half way decent. It has the central coast cherry cola spice thing going. A nice acidity.If you are looking for a cheap date with pinot noir, look no further. I do not think you will find better at this price point.

  • yorknh wrote: (85 points)

    March 15, 2011 - Somewhat unremarkable. Mild/medium tannins, subdued berries on the palate. I'm not much for picking our scents but there was some berry and "dust". I found the body somewhat thin, and there was something vaguely unpleasant about the finish. It certainly isn't a horrible wine but not something I'll return to.

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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2009, Issue #36 (link)

    (Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir California Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/30/2010 (link) 83 points

    (Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir) Cherry nose; tart cherry, green herb palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cycles Gladiator
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast
  • UPC Code 086788888573

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (33%)
  • Consumed 79 (67%)

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