At Cycles Gladiator, we celebrate everyday adventures and inspire good times. Proudly sourced from the top growing regions in California, our wines have earned over twenty Best Buy designations from Wine Enthusiast to date. Drawing our name from the 19th century bicycle manufacturer, the Gladiator Company, we honor their iconic, inspirational artwork on our wine label, as we strive forward in our mission to empower women. 

Our Wines

  • Chardonnay
    Tasting Notes:

    The golden color in the glass hints at the bright scents of stone fruit and yellow apple, underscored by rich, toasted oak. Ripe, round flavors of pineapple and mango are complimented by notes of vanilla and butter.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2021

    Winemaking:

    The 2021 vintage saw a late harvest with great quality fruit. All grapes were taken directly to press as whole clusters, gently pressed into tanks, cold-settled, racked as clean juice, and fermented over a two-month period at very cool temperatures. Once primary fermentation was completed, select lots of the wine went through a complete secondary fermentation to add a rich, buttery component.

    Acclaim:

    Wine Enthusiast Best Buy

  • Pinot Noir
    Tasting Notes:

    Fragrant scents of red cherry and plum lead into fresh, bright flavors of strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate, backed by hints of star anise and clove. The soft tannins and balanced acidity provide structure and a lush, velvety texture.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2021

    Winemaking:

    2021 saw a later harvest with a smaller cluster weight. This additional hang-time, coupled with smaller fruit size, produced an impressive quality of fruit. The longer growing season with fluctuations between warm and cool temperatures developed rich concentrated flavor, color, and acidity, with soft balanced tannins.

  • Cabernet
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of black cherry and raspberry are backed by hints of Herbes de Provence. Rich and expressive from first sip, this is a food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon that balances the fruit profile with earthy notes of leather and cigar box for a perfectly structured glass with broad appeal.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2022

    Winemaking:

    2022 brought dry growing conditions, temperature fluctuations and small clusters. The result was reduced yields, and more concentrated fruit.

  • Merlot
    Tasting Notes:

    Easy-going aromas of black cherry and bay leaf, balanced with hints of vanilla and plum that linger just long enough after the first sip. Smooth and dry, with midweight tannins. Pair this Merlot with braised meat or barbecue and any pasta dish.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2022

    Winemaking:

    Merlot grapes for the 2022 vintage were proudly sourced from Lodi Rules Sustainable Green vineyards. Crop size was smaller in 2022 due to heat spikes early in the season, however, harvest was on time and the quality was outstanding.

  • Sauvignon Blanc
    Tasting Notes:

    A rich, classic Sauvignon Blanc that delivers aromas of guava, tangerine and cantaloupe, leading into fresh notes of nectarine, pink grapefruit and orange zest. The full sur lie character is balanced by a refreshing, mouthwatering acidity that carries through to the flavorful, lingering finish.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2021

    Winemaking:

    Aged sur lie for seven months in stainless steel

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Tasting Panel
    96 Points - Just Wine Points

  • Red Blend
    Tasting Notes:

    Expressive scents of red and black fruit lift off the glass. The Zinfandel brings notes of raspberry jam while the Petite Sirah adds fresh blueberry pie. With big, bold flavors and a rich, lush texture, this is a wine perfectly paired with barbecue and burgers.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    Our 2020 Red Blend was meticulously blended with fruit from amazing vineyards throughout Paso Robles. We sourced our grapes from fantastic sites across multiple sub-regions, including Santa Margarita Ranch, San Juan Creek, Paso Robles Highlands and Geneseo.

    Acclaim:

    88 Points - Wine Enthusiast