Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio 2011, California
This bright, zingy Californian white will lift your spirits. Its dry, crisp style with hints of ripe melon and citrus is well rounded and beautifully balanced. Winemaker Paul Clifton has fashioned a perfect summer barbecue wine, but can’t do anything about the rain. His grapes are sourced across California from some of the best Pinot Grigio vineyards in the State and give a wine with more character and zip than many Italian examples.