VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
This label symbolizes a celebration of the freedom and happiness that pervaded Europe in the late 19th century, an era known as the Belle Epoque. This era marked many notable inventions, not the least of which was the modern bicycle.
The wines of Cycles Gladiator showcase California's coastal vineyards. The primary source for the Cycle Gladiator wines is Monterey County. This label is under the umbrella of Hahn Family Wines and its President, Bill Leigon. The winemaker is Paul Clifton.
A Pinot Noir is produced under the Cycles Clement and Cycles Gladiator labels. The wines are value priced blends of various California vineyards, are widely distributed, and are sold on the website.
The label caused quite a stir in 2009 when Alabama banned the wines deeming the labels pornographic.
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