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2018 Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon California

America/United States, California
Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon California
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation California
Winery Cycles Gladiator
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 76% Cabernet, 14% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
¥2,035  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation California
Winery Cycles Gladiator
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 76% Cabernet, 14% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
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Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 72×72×305mm
Case Size 315×250×310mm
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code CG-4CS--18
UPC 757725312658
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Aromas of dark riparian fruitlike blackberry are infusedwith the faintest hintof minerality and cedar. Gobs of raspberry, plum, and black cherry flavorsare fully supported with a generous thread of acidity.Tannins are pronounced but pleasingly supple.

Pairing

Hearty homemade burgers with grated cheddar and soy sauce mixed in with the patties, any lasagna, or BBQ pork ribs.

Production

Vintage Notes

2018was remarkable in that it is not only considered one of the highest quality years ever in California, it is also the largest harvest on record, which may help dispel the notion that quality is always inversely proportional to crop size.Everything was in balance throughout the growing season, and two weeks of 105+ degree weather towards the end of summer followed by more temperate temperatures delayed ripening for upwards of 5 weeks in some cases.This allowed for fully developed flavors, color, and tannins in the reds. It was clearly a remarkable year.

 

CyclesGladiatorhas cultivated relationships with some of the top growers in this great state, giving us access to exceptional winesources and top-quality Cabernet.And, in the true spirit of the art of blending, We've taken the liberty of adding a small amount of Merlot and Petit Verdot to addsome extra layers and complexity.

Viticulture

Appellation: California (76% Mendocino, 14% Paso Robles, 10% Clarksburg)

Vinification

Oak Regimen: 12 months in new and neutral oak

TA: 5.2g/L
pH: 3.98