The pale-straw hue of Cycles Gladiator 2009 Pinot Grigio hints at the fresh, easy nature of the wine. A blend of Pinot Grigio and Muscat, it tantalizes with notes of ripe peach and pear, and floral aromatics. The palate is equally appealing, with flavors of tart green apple, lemon zest and wild honey. Acidity brings structure to the mix without overpowering the fruit and leads to a clean and pleasing finish.Use this crisp wine to prime the palate for a main course. Try serving with a simple antipasto platter; a salad of roasted chicken, baby spinach, mango and goat cheese; or an appetizer like fried calamari. It’s also a perfect companion for light seafood and pasta dishes, such as mussels with linguine and herbs.