Cycles Gladiator Zinfandel 2006

Cycles Gladiator Zinfandel 2006 is “smooth and deliciously complex with notes of black cherry, blackberry and peppery spice, complemented by well-integrated tannins and a full-bodied finish.  Produced in the Central Coastal region of California just south of San Francisco, it is a perfect match for grilled and roasted meats, as well as pizza or pasta with marinara.”  Okay, I cheated.  I took these tasting notes off the label on the wine bottle.  I agree with the label.  It is a delicous wine, smooth tannins with just a hint of pepper and some oak, not too much, just enough.