2008 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir

Community Tasting Note


83 Points

Monday, April 12, 2010 - With a label that is banned in Alabama due to the naked lady artwork I had high hopes for this wine. Who couldn’t use more naked ladies in their life? Web Site

•The Stuff: 100% California Pinot Noir, 13.9%abv

•The Swirl: Very light, typical Pinot, with slight rusty brown tone, extremely translucent

•The Sniff: I get a woodiness on this wine (and it’s not the naked lady) along with a bright candied cherry. Pretty good nose for the price of the wine. Earthy funk that is found on a lot of Pinot

•The Sip: A good cherry candy cola flavor with slight earthy dirt on the mid-palate. The finish is slightly off balanced with some bitterness.

•The Score: At just $11 this wine scores a 3 minus out of 5. A pretty good Pinot Noir for the price considering that most under $20 are suspect

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