Tortoise Creek Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from France

$10.99
Item No. 85108
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

This delightfully soft, full bodied red wine is a blend of Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), the classic blend of Bordeaux. The Merlot brings softness to the wine and the Cabernet adds complexity and depth. It has lovely aromas of cedar and blackcurrants and is very elegant with a lot of fruit on the finish. Styled to be like a little Bordeaux wine.

Learn About Tortoise Creek

Tortoise Creek wines come from the southern French area known as the Languedoc. For many years, the region was mainly known as a producer of good vin ordinaire due to the remarkable weather conditions and vast array of quality growing areas. But, as the average wine-drinking consumer began to look for more then vin ordinaire, many wine makers in the region reacted and employed...

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Learn About Other French

Vin de Pays (vahn duh peh-YEE) One of the lower levels in the French Classification system, Vin de Pays is an intermediary wine, created for vineyards who were not quite AC, but vastly superior to Vin de Table wine. Vin de Pays has restrictions similar to the AC, but on a lesser scale. Regulations include specified region, minimum alcohol level and grape varieties. The wine also...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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