(2008 Vintage) Complimented by an appealing light-straw color, the 2008 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio releases lovely floral and tree-fruit aromas as poured. The nose leads to flavors reminiscent of pummelo fruit, combined with distinct notes of pear and green apple. The bouquet is extremely pleasant, tantalizing and complex. Hints of lychee fruit, along with bursts of mild sweetness, are apparent with the first sip. This smooth, silky and enjoyable wine provides a luxurious mouthfeel that leads to a consistent thread of balanced acidity. Bright and clean, the Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio pairs expertly with angel hair pasta tossed with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and chunks of parmesan. For a heartier meal, serve with grilled swordfish, brown rice and asparagus tips.