Tortoise Creek Zinfandel the Chelonian 2010

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For the price you can't find a better Zinfandel, although that does not mean you wouldn't want to spend a few more bucks. Read more

My Rating 89: Firm body with restrained fruit very dry. Nose is long with complex undertones. Good Value $ 9.99 at Wine Barn Orlando Read more

sweet berries and jammy up front, good body, ok finish Read more

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
04/08/2012

For the price you can't find a better Zinfandel, although that does not mean you wouldn't want to spend a few more bucks.


Snooth User: Wolle
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3.50 5
08/10/2012

My Rating 89: Firm body with restrained fruit very dry. Nose is long with complex undertones. Good Value $ 9.99 at Wine Barn Orlando

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Snooth User: bobcatpunk
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3.50 5
04/01/2012

sweet berries and jammy up front, good body, ok finish


External Reviews for Tortoise Creek Zinfandel the Chelonian

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/31/2012

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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