Founding winemaker Adam LaZarre harnesses the sentiment of our now immortalized flying lady as he focuses on pure varietal expression, balance, and elegance, inviting you to celebrate any and every occasion. With 19 Best Buy Awards under its belt, Cycles Gladiator wines over deliver every single time.

Our Wines

  • Chardonnay
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of peach and apricot with notes of bosc pear and apple and a hint of toasted oak. Strong flavors of green apples, tropical fruits and marzipan. Extended lees aging adds a rich mouthfeel but the acid carries the day.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    The 2019 vintage was defined by a late harvest and small crop. 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 completed, the lot from San Juan Creek went through a complete secondary fermentation. The wines were aged on about 30% new French and American oak.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)

  • Pinot Noir
    Tasting Notes:

    Find beautiful aromatics of cherry with a hint of sexy toasted oak. The flavors are lush and sweet with notes of black cherry, pomegranate, and strawberry.  The acidity is well balanced and helps preserve the sensation of velvet well into the finish.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2018

    Winemaking:

    2018 provided ideal growing conditions for this early ripening varietal. It was a moderate summer throughout California allowing for balanced sugars and acidity.

  • Cabernet
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of dark riparian fruit like blackberry are infused with the faintest hint of minerality and cedar. Gobs of raspberry, plum, and black cherry flavors are fully supported with a generous thread of acidity. Tannins are pronounced but pleasingly supple. 

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2018

    Winemaking:

    This Cabernet Sauvignon has a small amount of Merlot and Petit Verdot added to the blend for extra layers and complexity. This wine was matured for 12 months in new and neutral oak barrels.

    Acclaim:

    Best Buy - 88 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)

  • Merlot
    Tasting Notes:

    Notes of black cherry, cocoa powder and herbes de Provence on the nose. Flavors start with red cherry and gradually move to plum and blackberry. Bright acidity and supple tannins wrap around the tongue in a lengthy finish.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    The majority of fruit for this wine comes from the famed Margarita Vineyard. It’s nestled in the hills above the city of San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California. It is the coolest sub-appellation of Paso Robles and arguably has the longest growing season, which leads to wines with deeper color and broader tannins than in most other regions of the area.

  • Petite Sirah
    Tasting Notes:

    Inky purple color all the way through. Aromas of boysenberry pie filling with notes of cinnamon and cedar. Ripe flavors of dark fruit at the front of the palate followed with notes of black cherry and blueberry jam. Fairly structured with a delicate acid thread and lush, melting tannins. Great mouthful of wine that has a pretty serious finish.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    Grapes were picked in the second half of October 2019. Color and tannin structure were near perfect. We made sure the fermenting grapes were not over-extracted by early pressing. Adam chose older oak because the flavors were so complimentary, and felt they should be highlighted.