While Tortoise Creek roots are firmly set in the South of France, they have recently begun producing wines from Central Coast, California. Grapes were sourced from vineyards located at the southernmost tip in the Paso Robles appellation with close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Warm days with considerable sunshine followed by cool marine air provide a setting for optimum ripening. The grapes were grown in sandy-loam and gravel-loam soils, both contributing unique flavors and complexity.
The 2006 Cabernet is loaded with intricate aromas of black fruit, cedar and roasted coffee. The wine pleases the palate with smooth tannins and a long finish of blackberry and toasted oak. Enjoy with beef, lamb, chicken and firmer cheeses.