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Tortoise Creek the Chelonian Zinfandel 2011

External Review by We Speak Wine:

No other variety represents the region of Lodi like Zinfandel. Over 100 years ago European settlers believed it to be the best fit for the climate and soils and their keen insight paid off. Our Zinfandel "The Chelonian" is 100% Zinfandel and has a lovely spicy, cherry like bouquet and is bursting with sweet, berry flavors. There are also delicious overtones of black currant and plums, with a welcoming finish of vanilla and cinnamon toast. The wine is also very elegant and would be perfect with any spicy foods, game or beef. - WineryOrigin/LocationOur 100% Zinfandel comes from a beautifully maintained sustainably farmed vineyard in Lodi which is near Sacramento.WinemakingGravity flow handling is used where the fruit is destemmed (but not crushed) and whole cluster fermentation maximizes flavor and color extractions. Extended maceration was used to add depth, structure, complexity and to stabilize the unique color of Zinfandel. To fill in the mid-palate and add softness th...

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Snooth User: MrRiesling
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03/15/2014

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External Reviews for Tortoise Creek the Chelonian Zinfandel

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/18/2014

No other variety represents the region of Lodi like Zinfandel. Over 100 years ago European settlers believed it to be the best fit for the climate and soils and their keen insight paid off. Our Zinfandel "The Chelonian" is 100% Zinfandel and has a lovely spicy, cherry like bouquet and is bursting with sweet, berry flavors. There are also delicious overtones of black currant and plums, with a welcoming finish of vanilla and cinnamon toast. The wine is also very elegant and would be perfect with any spicy foods, game or beef. - WineryOrigin/LocationOur 100% Zinfandel comes from a beautifully maintained sustainably farmed vineyard in Lodi which is near Sacramento.WinemakingGravity flow handling is used where the fruit is destemmed (but not crushed) and whole cluster fermentation maximizes flavor and color extractions. Extended maceration was used to add depth, structure, complexity and to stabilize the unique color of Zinfandel. To fill in the mid-palate and add softness th...


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Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

No other variety represents the region of Lodi like Zinfandel. Over 100 years ago European settlers believed it to be the best fit for the climate and soils and their keen insight paid off. Our Zinfandel "The Chelonian" is 100% Zinfandel and has a lovely spicy, cherry like bouquet and is bursting with sweet, berry flavors. There are also delicious overtones of black currant and plums, with a welcoming finish of vanilla and cinnamon toast. The wine is also very elegant and would be perfect with any spicy foods, game or beef. - WineryOrigin/LocationOur 100% Zinfandel comes from a beautifully maintained sustainably farmed vineyard in Lodi which is near Sacramento.WinemakingGravity flow handling is used where the fruit is destemmed (but not crushed) and whole cluster fermentation maximizes flavor and color extractions. Extended maceration was used to add depth, structure, complexity and to stabilize the unique color of Zinfandel. To fill in the mid-palate and add softness the wine was aged in oak for 6 months.Alcohol: 14.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/29/2015

No other variety represents the region of Lodi like Zinfandel. Over 100 years ago European settlers believed it to be the best fit for the climate and soils and their keen insight paid off. Our Zinfandel "The Chelonian" is 100% Zinfandel and has a lovely spicy, cherry like bouquet and is bursting with sweet, berry flavors. There are also delicious overtones of black currant and plums, with a welcoming finish of vanilla and cinnamon toast. The wine is also very elegant and would be perfect with any spicy foods, game or beef. - Winery Origin/Location Our 100% Zinfandel comes from a beautifully maintained sustainably farmed vineyard in Lodi which is near Sacramento. Winemaking Gravity flow handling is used where the fruit is destemmed (but not crushed) and whole cluster fermentation maximizes flavor and color extractions. Extended maceration was used to add depth, structure, complexity and to stabilize the unique color of Zinfandel. To fill in the mid-palate and add softness the wine was aged in oak for 6 months. Alcohol: 14.5%



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