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:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    he 2020 vintage saw an early harvest with smaller-than-average 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 to add a rich, buttery component.

  • Pinot Noir
    Tasting Notes:

    Rich aromas of black cherry and pomegranate lead into fresh, bright flavors of strawberry, raspberry and red plum, backed by hints of cinnamon and allspice. The soft tannins and balanced acidity provide structure and a lush, velvety texture.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    The 2019 vintage experienced frost during budbreak and rain during bloom, cutting back yields by as much as 40%. This smaller crop allowed the vines to focus efforts on fewer grapes, resulting in great structure and concentration of flavor in the fruit.

    Acclaim:

    88 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Best Buy)

  • Cabernet
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of blackberry and raspberry are accompanied by notes of fragrant lilac and vanilla. Rich and expressive from first sip, this is a food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon that bursts with flavors of juicy plum, black cherry and strawberry, along with a hint of sweet baking spices.

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    The 2020 California vintage posed a few challenges, not the least of which were the fires that affected much of the state. However, our vineyards were lucky enough to be spared from any smoke exposure and so yielded some wonderfully dense and expressive wines. Harvest commenced late in September for the grapes in this blend and finished up two weeks into October

  • Merlot
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of black cherry and cassis lead into big, rich flavors of plum, blackberry and dark chocolate. Firm tannins are balanced by a bright acidity and smooth texture. Pair this Merlot with burgers, barbecue and any pastas with a strong red sauce or pesto.  

    Region:

    California

    Vintage:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    After a dry winter, the 2020 growing season began with mild spring temperatures. Heat spikes in the late summer contributed to hotter than average conditions throughout the state. Harvest commenced about three weeks early for the grapes in this blend and finished up in mid-October, with yields approx. 30% lower than usual. Overall, there has been excellent, intense flavor concentration in the 2020 fruit, particularly from Paso Robles.

  • 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