Tortoise Creek Cherokee Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tortoise "Cherokee Lane" Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with aromas and flavors of red and black cherries supported by vanilla and cedar nuances. It is beautifully balanced with both fruit and tannins. An ideal pairing with grilled meats, sausages or stews.
The wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was sourced from a single sustainably farmed vineyard in Lodi which is located near Sacramento. Extended maceration was used to add depth, structure and complexity to the wine. The red fermentation tanks are specially designed to give winemakers complete control of the fermentation and rate of extraction. Forty percent of our blend spent a year in a combination of American and French oak barrels.