Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Blackberry, cedar, and allspice on the nose. The attack is all dark fruit: plum and black cherry. Dusty and melting tannins immediately coat the tongue and provide a platform for the fruit towards the back of the mouth. The acid component is subtle but substantial enough to carry the fruit long into the finish. I like Cabernet Sauvignon with roast beef as in a French Dip. Ribeye or Flat-iron steaks are a great pairing. Something with decent marbling. Italian pastas with tomatoes somewhere in the recipe are also a good choice. This is an all-purpose cab that can handle whatever you toss at it. Enjoy.