Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California

$12.99
Item No. 93244
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

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 Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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