Lush and bold, the Cycles Gladiator 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich dark fruit aromas. Brooding mocha, raspberry and black cherry notes are immediately revealed, and then supported by dusty tannins and well-balanced acidity. Broad on the palate, this multifaceted wine is very approachable when consumed. Sourced from Central Coast vineyards harvested in the early morning hours while the wine grapes are still cool and firm, this wine is vibrant and supple with brilliant flavors of red fruits, clean structure and pleasing tannins. The complex, dark flavors stand up to rich meats and hearty pasta dishes. Try it with horseradish topped Filet Mignon and mashed red potatoes, an old family recipe for spaghetti with meat sauce or smoky, grilled bratwurst and blue cheese potato chips.