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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir 2008
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 100484)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A Pinot Noir that is soft, well-balanced and jammy. It is loaded with violet aromas with sweet red berry and cherry fruit characteristics with nicely integrated oak nuances.

Enjoy with filet mignon, red sauce pasta dishes, rack of lamb or firm cheeses.

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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 modern viticultural and winemaking techniques. Today the region produces many of the most spectacular wine values in Europe.

In Provence, their home was surrounded by vines with a small pond at the edge of the vineyard. On hot sunny days, Mel and Janie would sit beside the pond and picnic, sharing their scraps with the little tortoises swimming around the pond. Soon, the tortoises became known as the Litre family, with the Mum and Dad being Hecto and Millie Litre and the offspring of course, being Centi Litre! Naturally, when embarking upon a new wine project they decided to call it Tortoise Creek. And, it was only fitting to have Hecto, Millie and Centi prominently displayed on the label!